Sri Guru Gita – 22 May 2014 – Episode 151

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji_/\_!!
    Happy Guruvara prostrations at the Lotus Feet of Our Dakshinamoorthy Swaroopa Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • J on May 23, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Pranamamulu Sri Swamijee.

    • Rama Krishna Reddy on May 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! Harih Om Tatsat || Om Sri Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Datta Sadgurubhyo Namo Namah || Om Dram Dattatreya Parabrahmane Namo Namah || Shivaya Gurave Namah || Thanks for the Divine teachings of Sri Guru Gita and blessed Darshana.Sri Guru Datta.

    • Archana Penukonda on January 31, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Sri Guru Datta.

    Sloka:
    Akamata stri vidhava japenmoksamavapnuyat
    Avaidhavyam sakama cet labhate canya janmani
    If a widow studies the Guru Gita without any desires, she will attain liberation. If she chants with desire, she will be blessed with a happy married life in her next birth.

    Why are they specifically talking about widows here? Some people believe that one should not look at a window or touch a widow. But, if the widow is wealthy or in a position of power, the same people would give her a lot of respect. This is not right. One should always have compassion and respect for widows. Advise them on paths for spiritual practice. That is why Lord Siva himself said this sloka. He is promising these positive outcomes in the presence of the Divine Mother.

    Here too, we are being advised right upfront that worship without any desires is better than worship with desires.

    Sloka:
    Japecchaktasca saurasca ganapatyasca vaisnavah |
    Saivasca siddhidametam sarvadeva swarupinim ||
    The Guru Gita is the embodiment of all Gods and the source of all fulfillment. So all practicants of Devi or the Mother Goddess, the Sun, Lord Ganapathy, the Vaishnavaites (devotees of Lord Vishnu) and the Saivaites (devotees of Lord Siva) should chant this.

    Next, they are describing the places that are good for chanting of Guru Gita at.

    Sloka:
    Tirthe bilavatarormule vatamule sarittate |
    Devalaye ca gosthe ca mathe brindavane tatha |
    Pavitre nirmale sthane japassighra phalapradah ||
    Worship or meditation at pure and serene places such as a pilgrim center, at the foot of a Bilva tree or a Banyan tree, on the river bank, in a temple or cow-shed or a Mutt (monastery) or a grove of Tulasi brings in quicker results.
    The kinds of accomplishments from the Guru Gita are described next.

    Sloka:
    Santyartham dharayecchuklam vastram vasyetha raktimam |
    Abhicare nilavarnam pitavarnam dhanagame ||
    If the Guru Gita is chanted for peace and salvation, it should be done wearing a white cloth, if it is for getting something into one’s grip (Vasikaranam), one should wear red cloth; for wealth yellow cloth is prescribed. Lot of people think of Vasikaranam negatively here, they think it is to get another person into one’s grip. That is not the case. This is to get our sense organs into our grip. One should wear red for Vasikaranam. For wealth, chanting should be done wearing a turmeric yellow cloth. For those who do not contemplate on the Principle of Truth, such slokas show the right path. So, Vasikaranam is actually getting the sense organs under control. Abhicara indicates desire infested with lustful actions. Chanting wearing a black cloth destroys Abhicara. One should understand that wealth here indicates the wealth of knowledge.

    Sloka:
    Guru bhakto bhavecchighram guru gita japena tu |
    Dhanya mata pita dhanyo dhanya vamsya jana api |
    Dhanya ca vasudha yatra guru bhaktah prajayate ||
    One who chants the Guru Gita becomes a disciple of Guru quickly. Such disciples, their parents, lineage and also the people of their country are blessed.

    Jaya Guru Datta. Sri Guru Datta

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