Sri Guru Gita – 26 February 2014 – Episode 69

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta !! Happy Girija Kalyanam, Venkatamakhi Samsmaranotsava & Thyaggaraja Aradhana Sri Appaji_/\_!!!!

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

    • sandhya on February 26, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Jaya guru datta swamiji

  2. Jai guru datta

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

    • Radha on March 1, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji.

    • Archana Penukonda on April 30, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Sloka:
    Gukarascandhakarastu rukarastannirodhakah |
    Andhakara vinasitvat gururityabhidiyate ||

    GU is darkness. RU is that which drives it away. As he drives away darkness, he is called Guru. RU is knowledge as well as light. When GU is driven way, only RU is left, only knowledge is left. In the previous two slokas, they talked about darkness twice. Why? Darkness also means sin. A true Sadguru always thinks about the sins of his disciples, because it diminishes as he goes on thinking about it. He has that power.

    The Guru doesn’t think much about the disciples’ merit. He’s worried only about their sins, “This disciple is getting corrupted”, “He’s committed these sins”, “He may suffer for this”, “Oh, he lied about this, he may be punished for this lie”, “He deceived someone just as expected”, “Oh, he deceived his parents”, “He deceived himself”.

    The Guru worries, “I thought he was such a wonderful child, thought he’d be set right, but he hasn’t been. How do I make him a better person?” Guru will not remember any good deeds. He will only remember the disciples’ sins and mistakes all the time.

    We may even be annoyed. “Why does my Guru always think of my mistakes? Why does he always point to them?” The more the Guru talks about it, the more he thinks about it, the more he reprimands us for it, the more he punishes us for it, the more the sins get diminished. The Guru is the only one with such power. Merely by thinking about our sins, the Guru is able to diminish the sins. But, we should not think about those sins ourselves. The more we think about our sins, the more they increase. So, when the Guru reprimands you for those sins, you should not feel bad about it. Guru remembers the sins so they can be diminished and wiped away.

    The sculptor pounds on the stone over and over again.

    The more he pounds and chisels, the better it looks. The stone shouldn’t think that just because it’s going to be worshiped in a temple, the sculptor should not cut and chisel the stone. It is only from repeated pounding that the sculpture sits in the temple as a representation of the divine, blessing us. If the stone had broken down after two days of sculpting saying it can’t take the pain anymore, they would have thrown away the unsculpted and broke stone. It would probably be used as a place to leave footwear on. What use is that sculpture? That is why the stone takes all the cutting and chiseling, gets carved beautifully and becomes Parabrahman once it gains a beautiful from. That is why the sculptor keeps pounding over and over again. The goldsmith repeatedly exposes the gold to fire to shape it. He burns it over and over again, and pounds it. To create sharp instruments out of iron, the metal is exposed to fire, thrown in water and pounded on repeatedly.

    Only when placed in fire will it become malleable. Otherwise, it won’t.

    That is why, by reminding you of the sins and the punishment, the sins will melt away and you will have the realization to not repeat those sins in all lifetimes.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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