Sri Guru Gita – 30 April 2014 – Episode 129

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  1. Jaya Guru Datta Sri Appaji _/\_!!
    Humble pranams at the Lotus feet of Our Dattavatara Sadgurudeva _/\_!!

    • Rama Krishna Reddy on April 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

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

  2. Jai Guru Datta Swamiji.

  3. Jaya Guru Datta

    • rallapalli madhusudhana rao on April 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm


    • Archana Penukonda on January 30, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Translated by: Hira Duvvuri

    Sri Guru Gita – 30th April 2014 – a summary – Jaya Guru Datta

    Sloka: apriyasya ..
    One should not make fun or be frivolous in the presence of Sadguru without his permission, especially if it is distasteful to him. First explain that you are going to make a joke about a certain subject and obtain his consent before being funny. If he disapproves of the subject of your humor, then you have to change the topic. If he nods approval, you may proceed. You must observe his facial expression and notice whether he is pleased or displeased before proceeding with your humor.

    Many people are overly talkative in the presence of Guru. One must not be too free and excessive in speech giving more information than what has been asked for. Bragging about one’s accomplishments should be avoided. Never say, “I have done this even before being requested by you. Even before you mentioned it, I have already solved this problem.”

    One must wait eagerly for Guru’s command and follow it scrupulously with reverence.

    It is now being explained.
    In the previous 7 verses, Lord Siva has explained in detail how one should conduct oneself in the presence of Guru. That should give us an understanding as to how important these rules are, and how careful one must be in behaving in the presence of Guru. Based on these rules, other restrictions should be imagined and anticipated.
    Sometimes, deliberately Guru makes mistakes just to lead you astray. He tries to cause suspicion in your mind and see if you will distance yourself from him. Then you wonder why your Guru is making such errors and you will go away. Much later, you will realize your mistake and will bite your tongue. But you are then too ashamed to go back to him. On purpose Guru does these mistakes, or pretends to do it the wrong way. At such times you should not try to correct him. There are many who tell Guru that he is doing things the wrong way. That is very wrong to do so.
    Sometimes Guru forces or encourages you to break your rules of behavior or daily disciplines such as doing Sandhya Vandana or offering daily worship. But because he made you break the rules one day, you must not become lenient with yourself and continue to break the discipline.

    The situation when he made you transgress the rules, he did with a certain purpose. He knows the reason. At least in your mind you did what you were supposed to do. But because he allowed you to become lapse in your discipline for one day, the following day you should not relax your rules. When you break a rule as per his command, the merit or sin goes to him. But you must not do it out of your own free will.

    Similarly, one should never try to teach Guru a lesson when he makes a mistake, or try to correct his thinking or behavior. Whatever Guru is saying, must be understood in the right spirit. The intent, with which he is saying something, should be understood by listening to him attentively. Each word may have a hundred different meanings. His pronunciation and grammar may sometimes be imperfect. You must not find fault and question how he can speak erroneously like that. You must never point out his mistakes or try to correct them.

    Jaya Guru Datta
    Sri Guru Datta

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