Sri Guru Gita – 13 April 2014 – Episode 112

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Pujya Sri Appaji _/\_!!

    Thankful pranams at the Lotus feet of Our Dattatreya Avatara Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Archana on April 13, 2014 at 12:57 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta

    Srinatha caranadwandwam yasyam disi virajate |
    Tasyai dise namaskuryat bhaktya prati dinam priye ||

    Siva says to Parvati that she should offer obeisance everyday to the direction in which her Lord Guru’s pair of feet rests. Here Lord Guru is referred to as Srinatha, i.e., Lord Vishnu, giver of wealth, granter of auspiciousness, giver of wealth and the form or pure consciousness. The word “Sri” has all these meanings. You should offer obeisance to the direction in which such a pair of feet rests. Needless to say, since he is pure consciousness, his feet are, in reality, present in all directions. Next, they are talking about how we should be during worship of the Guru.

    Tasyai dise satatimanjali resa nityam praksipyate mukharitali yuta prasunaih |
    Jagarti yatra bhagavan guru cakravarti viswasthiti pralaya nataka nitya saksi ||

    I offer the garland daily which attracts bees to the direction in which my God, my emperor Guru who is eternal witness to the play of creation, destruction and preservation of the worlds, is.

    In this sloka they say, “mukharatali yut”. There is a secret message here. Here, in the lotus like heart, the bee is the thought that is drinking the nectar of bliss. That means, we should keep the mind pleasant while praying. Only if the mind is sweet will the bees be attracted. Only such fragrant flowers are worthy of being used in worship. Now, prostrations to the Guru.

    Urasa sirasa caiva manasa vacasa drsa |
    Padbhyam karabhyam karnabhyam pranamostanga ucyate ||

    When prostration is done with these eight parts – chest, head, mind, word, sight, legs, hands and ears, it is called Saashtanga namaskara (ashta=eight, anga=parts). When some people start prostrations or bhajans or puja, they go on and one endlessly.

    Jaya Guru Datta.


    • karuna on April 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Jai Guru Datta, Appaji…Happy Vishu, and thank You so much for teaching us constantly…perhaps someday we will become good gems…Humble Pranams Dearest Lord…Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, and please bless Archana for these translations…

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

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