Sri Guru Gita – 20 April 2014 – Episode 119

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta and Happy Easter Pujya Appaji _/\_!!
    Anantha koti pranaams at the Lotus feet of Our Dattavatara Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

  2. Jayagurudatta srigurudatta Appajii

  3. jgd sgd

    • Sekhar Ramchandran on April 20, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    JGD obeisance to sadguru deva
    Sekhar Ramchnadran

  4. Jai Guru Datta Swamji.

  5. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Swamiji! _/\_!!

    • Archana Penukonda on January 30, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Sloka:
    Anandamanandakaram prasannam jnana swarupam nija bodha yuktam |
    Yogindra midhyam bhavaroga vaidyam srimadgurum nityamaham namami ||

    I always offer obeisance to Sadguru who is the embodiment of bliss, the source of bliss who is ever gracious, embodiment of knowledge, self-realized, the best among yogis, praise-worthy and doctor of all diseases of samsara.

    In this sloka, the crux is in the word “prasannam”. This word contains the essence. That bliss is the natural quality of the Guru. That is his eternal state. It never changes. Some people say, “My Guru’s mood is down. What is this, he spoke like this? He was so angry. Because he was not in a good mood, he scolded all of us. He humiliated us. We were hurt”. Some others say, “It’s okay if we are hurt, but our Guru seemed hurt and that is why we feel hurt”. It simply means that they were hurt, but because they can’t say it directly, they say, “When he was seemingly upset while talking to us, we were not hurt, he was hurt”. This is an indirect way of saying the same thing. It’s like referring to your son-in-law as your daughter’s husband, why not just say he is your son-in-law? Some people say, “He was upset this time, but if you talk to him when he’s in a good mood, it’s amazing. He’ll give you everything you ask for. He will even give away the clothes he’s wearing.” Is this how much you’ve understood the Guru? How foolish is this! Sadguru never gets angry. But, if he gets angry, the anger will not go away until the devotee is benefited. Every thing he does is for the devotee. The anger is also to benefit the devotee. It’s to remove the ignorance in the devotee.

    “My doctor had no compassion, he cut me open to extract from inside my stomach”. If he had compassion, the problem in your stomach would not go away. If the doctor said, “O stomach, my patient’s stomach, you have this problem inside, it’ll be nice it that problem goes away”, will the problem go away? If the ailment in the patient’s stomach needs to be removed, surgery needs to be performed. If your Guru also thought like that, “My beloved disciple, you’ve come after a long time, I am so happy to see you”, if the Guru always praises him and showered him with affection saying “Bravo!”, when will the disciple learn to get better? When will he learn spiritual truths? When will the vices in him be removed? If the mother scolds the child, is it because she’s jealous of the child? It’s only because she wants the best for her child. It’s the same reason the father scolds the child. If the Guru scolds the devotee, it’s even better, the Guru is greater than God. The Guru wants you to benefit not just in this lifetime, but in every lifetime. That is why, he’s humiliating you. You should consider yourself lucky. If he’s scolding you in front of others, you should consider it your spiritual accomplishment. You should realize that you’ve learned your lesson. You won’t repeat the mistake ever again. You won’t commit that sin in any other lifetime.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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