Sri Guru Gita – 30 January 2014 – Episode 43

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    • NADESH on January 29, 2014 at 11:34 pm


    • Hira Duvvuri on January 30, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Jaya Guru Datta. Parvati Devi is here acting like an ignorant person, asking for information as if she does not possess it. There is a huge gathering of great sages there in their subtle forms. They have not had the experience of the Guru Principle. If she asks Lord Siva to teach them about Guru, He may decline. But if she herself pretends not to know and asks the question, she knew that He would certainly oblige.
    Lord Siva knows that Parvati has the knowledge and yet she is posing this question. He acknowledges that she has asked the question to benefit the assembled sages and all the future generations of devotees.
    Do the sages not all exist inside the heart of Siva? They certainly do. Siva knows that they are a part of Him and reside in His heart. But the sages do not know have that direct experience.
    Some devotees declare that they are in Guru’s heart and that Guru is always in their heart. They claim that they have surrendered to Guru. These are words that come from their lips, not from the heart. It is not spoken from experience. Merely giving a small donation or offering a small service does not equal total surrender. Claiming to have fully surrendered, they yet approach Guru for solutions to their worldly problems and for the fulfillment of worldly desires. Many are extremely lazy about serving Guru. They do not go to the physical presence of Guru saying that Guru is always in their heart. It is not right to justify your laziness and disguise it with words. You are occupying a body, and so is your Guru.
    Jaya Guru Datta

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

    • Archana Penukonda on January 30, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Here, Mother Goddess Parvati is asking questions as if she were ignorant. Why? Because, at that time, there were a lot of sages, in subtle form, seated around them. They were all great saints, but they didn’t realize the Guru Principle. Parvati Devi wanted to bless them with the knowledge of Guru Principle. If she asked Lord Shiva to teach them the Guru Principle, He may decline. So, she acted ignorant and prayed for the knowledge of Guru Principle so that others may benefit from it.
    Lord Shiva knows that Mother Goddess knows everything. He said, “You and I are the same, you are in my heart, you know everything. Yet, to benefit the world, you asked me this question. I am happy. I will tell you about the Guru Principle.
    Mother Parvati’s question benefited not only the saints present there, but also many generations of seekers like us. Lord Shiva knows that all the sages were part of him and were residing in his heart, but, the sages didn’t realize that. To help them realize that, Lord Shiva had to teach the Guru Principle.
    Some devotees brag that the Guru is in their hearts and that they are in the Guru’s hearts. Some devotees proclaim complete surrender to the Guru on one hand, but on the other hand pray for relief from their worldly problems. Their talk of self surrender is just theory, not something they experience. Just because you mediate a little and donate some money, it doesn’t imply self surrender. Your thoughts, worries, desires, should all be surrendered to the Guru. That is complete surrender. Some people are too lazy to go to the physical presence of the Guru and serve. They provide excuse saying the Guru is in right in their hearts. If the Guru is really in your heart, you should have no desires, yet you pray for relief from problems and for fulfillment of your worldly desires. If you are praying for relief from your problems, you are not really feeling the presence of Guru in your heart. You should not disguise your laziness with words. You are occupying a body and so is your Guru.

  2. Jayagurudatta srigurudatta puttujii

  3. Jaya guru datta Puttuji..

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

    • Indira Kondaveeti on January 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Jaya Guru Datta Pranamam Sri Appaji ,

    • Radha on February 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta Appaji

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