Sri Guru Gita – 17 February 2014 – Episode 60

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

    Happy Somavara prostrations at the lotus feet of Our Shivaswaroopa Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Radha on February 18, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji.

  2. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

    • Archana Penukonda on April 30, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    We talked about service at the feet of the Guru. The next 4 verses talk about the method and the benefits of service at the feet of the Guru.

    Guroh padodakam pitva dhrtva sirasi pavanam
    Sarva tirthavagahasya samprapnoti phalam naraha

    If one drinks the ablutions of the Guru and sprinkles it on his head, he derives the benefit of bathing in all the holy rivers.

    In the previous verse, they used the word “Dehi”, which indicates a soul (jeevi) that has taken on a body. Body indicates the presence of anger, lust etc. Therefore, if the jeevi ridden with anger, lust etc is to be purified, ordinary baths are not enough. So, what should we do? Lord Shiva commands that if we drink the ablutions of the Guru with devotion, the jeevi will be purified.

    Sosanam papa pankasya dipanam jnana tejasah
    Guroh padodakam devi samsararnava tarakam

    Siva tells Parvati that with the ablutions of the Guru the mire of sins gets dried up

    The light of knowledge is lit and one crosses the ocean of life.

    Avidya mula nasaya janma karma nivrttaye
    Jnana vairagya siddhyartham guru padodakam pibet

    If ignorance is to be rooted out, the actions which are the cause of birth and death are to be set aside, knowledge and detachment are to be attained, one must drink the ablutions of the Guru.

    It is said that by drinking the ablutions of the Guru, one gets purified, that means the sins are washed away. The inner light of knowledge is enhanced. Due to this the jeevi is relieved from the ocean of samsara. For all of this, first, ignorance should be removed. Some people have half-baked knowledge due to which they become superstitious. That should be eliminated. Then, the deep-rooted ignorance should be rooted out. There should be no rebirth. Even if there is a birth, there should be no karma. We may wonder if it’s possible to take birth without any karma. Some great souls take birth without any karma.

    For example, Namadev. Let’s listen to the story of this great soul.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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