Sri Guru Gita – 21 July 2014 – Episode 211

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Happy Somavara, Aadi krithikai prostrations at the Lotus Feet of Our Shivaswaroopa Sadgurudeva_/\_!!

  2. Jayagurudatta srigurudatta Puttujii

  3. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

    • Archana Penukonda on July 25, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Episode summary;

    We discussed that the Guru, the Paramatman, teaches various techniques, bestowing various kinds of knowledge removing each kind of ignorance from us.

    Sloka:
    Guror vidyatmano nanyat satyam satyam na samsayah |
    Tallabhartam prayatnastu kartavyo hi manisibhih ||

    This is not something that will be done in a day, or in a year or in 10 years or in 18 years. Its like saying, “I climbed up the steps to the temple of Lord Ayyappa for 18 years. I did not get Darshan of the Lord.” It’s like saying, “I climbed up the hill in Tirupati once”. Once you decide to climb, you must keep climbing till you are alive. You must climb till you have legs. You must climb until your legs lose their strength.

    Service to the Guru is similar. You should never be annoyed doing service to Guru, never. If you ever get annoyed, there is no service to the Guru for you from that day. All the service you did so far was a farce, a drama. Your devotion is deceitful. Hide that deceit. Let go of the expectation to get liberation immediately. This is a cuss word. I call it a cuss word. “Will I get liberation immediately? Will I get liberation in this birth itself?” If you keep thinking like this, you will get liberation not in this birth, but tomorrow or the day itself after when you are put in a mental asylum. You will get liberation very soon.

    This is very wrong. Liberation cannot be gained like this. You cannot gain liberation by using scare tactics with the Guru. A lot of people cry and say to Swamiji, “People around me are scolding me for going to Swamiji”. So, why are you coming then? So, will the Guru say, “Oh is it? People around you are scolding you? Oh my darling child, let me give you liberation right away”? The Guru will not say that. “My daughter is not getting married. People are asking me why my daughter is not yet married even after I have been going to Swamiji for 3 years. That is all Swami, I am worried about people talking like that”. So, to appease those people, I should immediately get your daughter married? Is this good behavior? Can you blackmail Swamiji like that? Can you say those things to Swamiji? Some cry, “I have spent money and come to Swamiji 4 times, I did not get liberation”. Can you talk like that? Isn’t it blackmailing? Isn’t it blackmail to tell me that your neighbors and relatives are chiding you for going to Swamiji out of devotion even though nothing good has come out of it? Tell me. I don’t know. I just felt that there was deceit. Can you talk like that?

    Let them chide you. You’ve acquired enough karma, so they are chiding you. I am also asking you why you came here. Even if you have been coming for the last 10 years, your story is closed with today if you talk like that. What kind of liberation is this? What kind of devotion to the Guru is this? Do we compare our devotion to the devotion of the great characters we have been talking about? Is this what Guru Gita teaches? Nice. Fulfilled.

    Spiritual practice should always keep going as ordained by the Guru until our last breath. Until the very last breath, our spiritual practice should continue. There is no room for the word “rest” for this being, for these sense organs and for this intellect. Who needs rest? The sense organs? Are the sense organs yours? Who are you to give them rest? “I will take a break from chanting for 4 days”. Who are you to say that? That is why there is no room for the word “rest” here. To understand this, we need to learn the story of Bharadwaja. Whatever I have said so far is the story of Bharadwaja. You foolishly assumed that what I said so far related to you, related to Swamiji, related to Ashrama, related to your visits to the Ashrama. No, it wasn’t. I was only telling the story of Bharadwaja from a different angle. It is incidental that you may also relate to it.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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