Sri Guru Gita – 26 April 2014 – Episode 125

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Pujya Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Humble Shani Trayodasi prostrations at the Lotus Feet of Our Shivaswaroopa Sadgurudeva_/\_!!

    • Rama Krishna Reddy on April 27, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Jaya Guru Datta! Harih Om Tatsat || Om Dram Dattatreya Parabrahmane Namo Namah || Sri Guru Datta.

    • Archana Penukonda on January 30, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta.

    The paths of worship vary depending on the differences between the practicants and their eligibility. That is why, here, they are initiating us into this special path of knowledge.

    The sloka says, “visuddha jnana yogatah”. A question arises here. Among all knowledge, are there things like impure knowledge and pure knowledge? We may wonder if it is it not enough to just refer to it as “knowledge”. True. There is only pure knowledge. But, first, the bad thoughts piling up in you in so many different ways, in so many different aspects and in various different corners need to be eliminated. Until then, you will not realize that knowledge.

    To drive away each aspect of your ignorance, each aspect of knowledge needs to be given to you. None of these directly confer you with self-realization. That is why these do not comprise pure (visuddha) knowledge . But, since these rid you of a certain kind of ignorance, these comprise knowledge. That is why, this is referred to as impure (asuddha) knowledge.

    For example, take the sciences or the scriptures. If we use them properly, the impure knowledge will be the steps that lead us to pure knowledge. Those that attain that path will attain the path of Jnana Yoga in their spiritual practice. Beginners often ask a stupid question, “How long do we have to do this worship?” The following answer is being given

    Yavattisthati dehosau tavaddevi gurum smaret |
    Gurulopo na kartavyo nishtitopyadvaye pare ||

    Siva says to Parvati that as long as the body exists, Guru has be meditated upon. Even if one is following the all-important non-dual discipline, one should not ignore the worship of Guru.

    We are given this body so we can worship God. That is why, as long as the body is there, even if there is just one second left for the body, one must worship God. When they say “as long as the body exists”, it means, as long as the feeling that the body is mine, exists. First, this feeling should be destroyed and burnt away. For this to happen, it may take several eons. In the meanwhile, you may receive different kinds of knowledge, some of it may be knowledge of non-duality to rid you of your ignorance. That is why they are talking about what happens in the meanwhile.

    Regardless, as long as the feeling that this body is yours exists, the worship of the Guru must continue. This is a must. A question may arise here. Once we receive knowledge of non-duality (that the Guru and I are not separate), why should one continue to meditate? Because, at that point, it means that the Guru is meditating upon himself.

    Next, they are going back and teaching us about our prescribed behavior in the presence of the Guru.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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