Sri Guru Gita – 12 May 2014 – Episode 141

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta and Happy Narasimha Jayanti Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Anantha koti pranaams at the Lotus feet of Our Dattavatara Sadgurudeva _/\_!!


    • Rama Krishna Reddy on May 12, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    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 of Sri Guru Gita and blessed Darshana.Sri Guru Datta.

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

    • Archana Penukonda on January 31, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Ekamevadvitiyoham guruvakyat suniscitam |
    Evamabhyasato nityam na sevyam vai vanantaram ||

    A seeker who practices regularly and constantly thinking that he himself is the non-dual Absolute, as per the Guru’s instructions, need not go to the forest.

    A lot of people think, “I have to do penance, I need to go to the forest, I have purchased a farm house there, I got a house built that’s going to keep me warm. I’ll go there and meditate.” There is no need to do that, why do you need a house there to keep you warm? No need to do that. You can do it in your house in the city itself. You don’t need to leave everybody behind to do your spiritual practice. No need to leave the samsara, family life or worldly life. You can do it right here, wherever you are located.

    Abhyasannimisenaiva samadhimadhi gacchati |
    Janmakoti krtam papam tatksanadeva nasyati ||
    As the practicant goes on practicing this way, he can attain the state of Samadhi (meditative or Yogic trance) within a minute. The sins he perpetrated over crores of births will be destroyed that very moment.

    The difficulty is in attaining that one moment. You have to take several births to realize that moment. That one second, that one moment of merging with the Absolute will not keep occurring at will. There is no guarantee that just because you’ve meditated a lot today, you will realize that moment. It is not possible to put timelines or deadlines. You can’t draw a “crossing line” when you will realize that moment. You can do whatever you want…it doesn’t matter, it will take its own course.

    That is why, to realize that moment, you need to take several births. It is not easy to attain that bliss. Can any mantras guarantee that moment? Can any penance guarantee it? Can any recommendations guarantee it? No. No knowledge can guarantee it. No beauty can guarantee it. No amount of confidence or ego can guarantee it. Can you imagine how many births we need to take to realize that moment?

    We’ve discussed several times that other living beings also have spiritual knowledge. That means, there are plenty of beings that continue their spiritual practice even when they are born as animals. I don’t know whether you’ve witnessed or not, or whether you’ve heard about them or not: a snake brought a flower to place on a Siva Lingam; another snake coiled itself around Lord Shiva like an ornament; an elephant offered fruits and flowers to worship the Lord and brought water in its trunk to perform Abhishekam (pouring libations on the image of the deity being worshiped ); the eagle fanned the Lord to provide cool breeze, the birds all came and offered fruits to the Lord. We’ve heard of all these incidents. We’ve heard of many suchincidents even in the recent past. The pig circumambulates the temple, the dog circumambulates the temple; a cat, dog and a little bird are sleeping in the same place, the birds are chanting “Rama, Rama”; the birds are chanting “Datta Datta”; the birds are chanting “Appaji”, “Swamiji”. These are not ordinary words they are chanting. Even humans endowed with all the senses cannot utter these words.

    Despite Aksharaabhyasam (ceremony where children are introduced to writing skills; akshar = letter; abhyas = learning) and practicing writing alphabets and letters, despite practicing a million times or paying millions to get children better education, they can’t chant these divine names. It’s their fate. That is why, to attain self-realization, we need to take several births.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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