Sri Guru Gita – 28 April 2014 – Episode 127

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Pujya Appaji_/\_!!
    Happy Somavara prostrations at the Lotus feet of Our Shivaswaroopa Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • rallapalli madhusudhana rao on April 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    jgd sgd

    • Radha Maruthi on April 28, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji.

    • Rama Krishna Reddy on April 30, 2014 at 10:23 am

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

    • Archana Penukonda on January 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Upabhunjita no vastu guroh kincidapi swayam |
    Dattam grahyam prasadeti prayohyetanna labhyate ||

    One should not take even a very small quantity of anything belonging to Guru without asking, even if it is rotting or going bad or whether the Guru choses to just cast it aside or throw it away. Without his permission, one should not even take the leftover Prasadam (food offered to God which is then consumed by devotees) just because there’s no one else to eat it. You should first get permission, “Can I have the small amount of the Prasadam leftover?”. It means that without getting permission, you cannot take the Prasadam.

    Say, someone cut a fruit for Swamiji. If there is a little bit of the fruit’s skin left on the fruit, you cannot even take the skin without letting the Guru know first because that fruit belongs to him. Someone offered the fruit to the Guru. You cannot even take the seed from the fruit. If you are having to take it you cannot take it yourself. Only once the Guru grants permission and gives it you as Prasadam can you take it, because such Prasadam is not something you always get. If he gives it you himself, there’s no greater nectar than that Prasadam.

    Padukasana sayyadi guruna yadadhisthitam |
    Namaskurvita tatsarvam padabhyam na sprset kvacit ||
    You cannot lie down on the Guru’s bed without his permission. That will lead to terrible hell. You should first tell the Guru. Lot of people sometimes use the Guru’s footwear considering them as ordinary footwear. That should not be done. You should not use the Guru’s seat for your own meditation assuming you’ll be able to meditate better, that the power of Guru’s meditation on that seat will benefit you and that the spiritual energy will quickly rise in you, just like a scorpion would climb over you. If you do this, the scorpion will climb over you, but the spiritual energy will not. We should not use the Guru’s seat. These are supremely sacred items, worthy of worship. Seats and cots should not be touched without permission. In fact, you should offer obeisances to all these items. You should never touch them with your feet. A lot of sin will accrue to someone that does that. Even touching these items with your knees would be wrong. That is why they are asking us to be very careful.

    Gacchatah prsthato gacchet gurupadau na langhayet |
    Nolbanam dharayedvesam nalankaram statholbanam ||
    When Guru walks, the disciples should walk behind him. You should not step ahead of him. You can walk in step with him, but you should not step ahead of him.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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