Sri Guru Gita – 23 February 2014 – Episode 66

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji_/\_!!

    Humble prostrations at the lotus feet of Our Suryanarayana Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    Appaji – please bless me to be in the present and focus upon You. All we need is the Guru’s Grace which we ought to dearly covet and strive hard to acquire and retain.

    Sri Guru Datta!! Om Namo Hanumathe Namaha !!

  2. Jayagurudatta srigurudatta Appajii

    • V.devendranath choudary on February 24, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Datta Prabhu – “Sri Guru Gita” slokam No.26 Guruvaktra Sthitaa Vidyaa Praapyatee Tatprasaadatah Tasmaatam Deesikam Dhyaayeet Yathaayooshit Priyam Swakam – Sri Raama Jaya Raama Jaya Jaya Raama – Om Namo Hanumatee Namaha – Sri Guru Datta.

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

  4. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

    • Radha on February 28, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji. You are the precious and true Relation I got in my life. Yes appaji as you said nothing is greater than u appaji.

    • Archana Penukonda on April 30, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Sloka:
    Guruvaktra sthita vidya prapyate tatprasadatah |
    Tasmattam desikam dhyayet yathatyosit priyam swakam ||

    We gain the knowledge that’s on the Guru’s tongue only by the grace of the Guru. Hence, just as a woman is fixated on her lover, the disciple should always think of the Guru regardless of the task he’s engaged in.
    “Vidya” is knowledge. This has to be obtained only through the Guru. Such knowledge is never gained by reading books or listening to discourses or breaking our heads. We should pray to the Guru for his grace. How? Just the way a woman is immersed in thoughts of her lover. A new bride may be doing all the chores at home and attending to relatives dutifully, but her mind is always immersed in thoughts of her husband. Her thoughts are not interrupted due to the tasks she’s engaged in. Similarly, one should learn to merge his mind with the Guru regardless of the tasks he’s engaged in.

    Next, the method to surrender oneself completely to the Guru is described.

    Sloka:
    Swasramam ca swajatim ca swakirtim pustivardhanam |
    Etat sarvam parityajya gurumeva samasrayet ||

    That means, one should leave one’s caste, position, abode, fame, power, strength, wealth etc and seek the Guru’s grace. Without the Guru, these things cannot give any knowledge of the Absolute.

    Here, in “pustivardhanam”, “pusti” doesn’t just mean strength, it also means wealth. “Vardhanam” is progress. “Jati” indicates caste such as Brahman, Kshatriya etc. “Asrama” indicates Brahmacharyam (student life), Grihastasramam (household life) etc. What does giving up all of these mean? It means to turn the affection he has for all these qualifications and possessions towards the Guru. People are always engaged in thoughts of these things…whether they are awake or asleep. If the object of affection is money, then the thoughts are always about money…

    “How much has been gained and how much more is left to be gained, which banks should the money be invested in, which pockets should it be placed in, whom to entrust it to for hiding away” and so on. He’s so attached to the money that he won’t even reveal the accounts to his wife and children. He’s worried that they may take away the money. Along with attachment, he also has fear that he may get nothing when he gets old if he tells them about his money. He jealously guards the money and keeps procrastinating telling his family, finally forgetting to tell them about it.
    One should let go of all such affections without worrying about consequences. You need to turn all such affection that you placed on your wealth and money towards your Guru. That means you should inculcate adherence to Guru and develop the concept that all these wealth and possessions are one dimension, but the Guru is another dimension.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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