Sri Guru Gita – 31 January 2014 – Episode 44

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

    • Hira Duvvuri on January 30, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Sadgurudeva, I pray to you with reverential prostrations to bless us all with the experience of the non-dual principle that we are not separate from Guru. Sri Guru Datta

    • Archana Penukonda on January 30, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta! You should not disguise your laziness. You occupy a body. Your Guru also has taken a physical body. That is why it is inevitable that you offer physical service. Until you experience the principle of non-duality that you and the Guru are one and the same, you have to continue this. For the sake of the sages, to help the sages experience the principle of non-duality, Parvati Devi prayed to Lord Shiva. Therefore, She first prostrated to Lord Shiva. To demonstrate the behavior towards Guru, she observed the rules of approaching a Guru honoring Lord Shiva as Her Guru. All this is the Divine Mother Parvati’s play.
    Here, who is Guru to Parvati Devi? In reality, a woman’s Guru is her husband. She must get initiation from her husband. But, when the husband is not qualified to do so, the scriptures stipulate that both the husband and wife should get initiated by the same Guru. They should not go to different Gurus. Who is qualified to initiate? Only one who has attained the full power of the mantra is qualified; otherwise he is not. Some people feel they received great initiation if they receive a small mantra after going through a lot of physical suffering, fasting, fussing and almost collapsing from weakness. Some get a cold water bath, sleep on the bare floor and feel like their deeksha or vow was fulfilled. Some Gurus also support this behavior. The disciples of course follow the Guru.
    In reality, he who gives initiation needs to have chanted the mantra millions of times. They should have experienced the power of the mantra. They should then pass on the energy and the mantra to the disciple. Only then will the disciple benefit from it. That is why, great saints don’t give initiation very easily. They postpone asking you to come back tomorrow, or the day after, or may be another day. They say that now is not a good time or that you will forget the mantra etc. They will not give initiation. They keep postponing.
    In this context, the style of chanting is also explained. Some people chant their mantra so loudly that people living three blocks away are annoyed. Then there are people who chant without letting out any sound. Their lips are moving and they are murmuring to themselves. This silent chanting is better. Instead of ostentatiously chanting aloud, it is better to chant silently in your mind with your lips moving. There’s not much benefit from chanting loudly. Even with lips moving, there may not be much benefit, we shall see. This (chanting silently with lips moving)is called “madhyama”. This gives mediocre results.
    Sri Guru Datta.

  2. Jayagurudatta srigurudatta puttujii

    • gunda lalithakumari on January 31, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    jaya guru datta Gurudeva

    • Radha on February 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji

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