Sri Guru Gita – 7 March 2014 – Episode 77

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    • Archana Penukonda on January 23, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Jaya Guiru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta.

    So, just because you decided to offer yourself to the Guru, should the Guru go to great lengths and take on your karma to alleviate it? People keep saying that they are offering themselves completely. So, just because he merged you into him, should the pure milk that he set aside – the milk that is free from all sins – get curdled? Because the milk that contains the impurity of your sins is mixed with the pure milk, should the pure milk get curdled? So, should offerings that yield such extreme results be made? Even if such an offering is made, will the Guru accept it? As an answer to both these questions, Lord Shiva provides the following solution:

    First, cleanse yourself. Reduce the burden of your karma gradually. Let’s see if they are asking us to only make pure offerings to the Guru.

    First, you should start with making small offerings to the Guru. As you do that, you will slowly start breaking free of your karmic bondage. In parallel, you will gain more purity. Slowly increase your offerings. Keep worshiping the Guru in his physical presence over and over again. As you keep doing this, one day, you will gain the eligibility and purity of mind to offer yourself completely to the Guru. That means that you need to go step-by-step in your offerings. Lot of people are over excited, jumping up and down when they meet a Sadguru saying, “Oh, my Guru! I found him! My search has ended! I am going to be liberated! Ohhh…I am going to give him everything I have! I was searching for him. I found him after a lot of search” and so on. Such people would have disappeared the next day.
    Is this devotion to the Guru? It’s not. That means, the mindset to sacrifice yourself completely and the purity you need to be accepted by the Sadguru are gained little-by-little, step-by-step.

    Only when you go step-by-step like this do you gain the eligibility. Otherwise, you won’t reach that state. The Guru will accept your offering at the same time that you reach that state. Only when you make such a big, whole-hearted offering will the Guru accept. Otherwise, sometimes, he will not even accept everyone’s offerings. This way, as your purity grows, the tiny offerings you make cause more and more happiness in the Guru. It’s not the value of the offering that makes the Guru happy.

    Jaya Guru Datta

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