Prayer Is Food For The Soul. Daily Prayers Nourishes The Soul (Kannada) ~ May 6, 2014
Choose your priorities wisely and diligently stick with them (English) ~ May 7, 2014
May 6, 2014
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Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji_/\_ !!
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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 and Blessings of Guru Gita.Sri Guru Datta.
Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.
Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:
Jaya Guru Datta.
After one command, we should look for the next. We should not think that we are done with the tasks. You should look for the next command. As you keep carrying out these commands, the state beyond the intellect will strengthen. As you constantly carry out the commands, your devotion will become firm. You will realize that, that is the path of knowledge ordained by the Guru.
In the past slokas, we were initiated into the path of meditating on the Guru. In that sloka, they praised the Guru as the form of the Absolute, “Brahmanandam parama sukhadam”. In subsequent slokas, “Hrdambuje karnika madhya samsthe, simhasane samsthita divyamurtim, simhasane samsthita divyamurtim, svetambaram sveta vilepa puspam” they taught us to meditate on the Guru who has form and attributes.
Now, in the path of pure knowledge or Jnana Yoga, we are being taught to logically deduce and understand the way to meditate on the Guru.
Paratparataram dhyayet suddha sphatika sannibham |
Hrdayakasa madhyastham swangustha parimanakam ||
Guru who is incarnation of God and pure as a crystal should be visualized in the size of a thumb, dwelling in the middle of sky of heart and meditated upon.
In the middle of the sky of heart means where there is nothing else. Close your eyes and see the nothingness in the middle of which, of the size of a small thumb – about an inch or so, is the image of the Guru in the form of a light. As you keep meditating on this form, you will gradually merge into the universe. In the middle of this sky like heart, you must visualize the thumb-size image of the Guru. You must be able to visualize in that small size. As you keep meditating, that space fills up with consciousness.
“Brahmahamiti bhavayet” – You must feel “I am Brahma”. We discussed earlier that you must see only the Guru in the animate and the inanimate. We might wonder why we are again being told about meditating on the Guru. They are describing the reason for this.
In the previous sloka, we were instructed to meditate in the path shown by the Guru. If we meditate on the Guru, that path shown by the Guru will become clear to us. That is why, they are giving us this divine initiation.
So, why should we meditate only on the Guru? Because the Guru is very quick to bless us. Because the Guru always wants to give, he is variously called “Bhola Shankar” (bhola = innocent; Bhola Shankar is the ever-giving Lord Shiva who gives boons to devotees at any cost, even if it poses a risk to him), “Kshipra Prasada” (the form of Lord Ganapathy who quickly grants wishes) or Siva. They are describing what we obtain if we meditate on the Guru as prescribed.
Angustha matram purusham dhyayatascinmayam hrdi |
Tatra sphurati yo bhavah srnu tatkathayami te ||
Siva asks us to listen to the experience one gets while meditating on the blissful Purush (the primordial male) who dwells in the heart, in the size of one’s thumb
Virajam paramakasam dhruvamanandamavyayam |
Agocharam tatha gamyam nama rupa vivarjitam |
Tadaham brahma kaivalyam iti bodhah prajayate ||
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