Sri Guru Gita – 5 March 2014 – Episode 75

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    • Archana Penukonda on January 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Jaya Guru Datta. English summary:

    Jaya Guru Datta

    You are referring to “I”; that is, you are saying that “I” am offering. It indicates that your feeling when you do the offering is that you are offering an item that the recipient doesn’t have, that it doesn’t actually belong to the recipient, that the offering is subject to your desire to give. “I am giving what belongs to me”. It indicates a feeling of, “this is actually mine, it’s not yours”. It’s the ego. It means that the feeling of “mine” is rooted in your mind, it’s entrenched deep in your heart.
    You may offer things that may be superficial, but you are not able to give up the feeling of “mine”. It shows that the feeling of “I” and “mine” are entrenched in your heart. Needless to say, this feeling is highly undesirable when it comes to interactions with the Sadguru. That is why, to say to the Sadguru “I am offering” is not right. It is not good to say that.The feeling “I am giving” does not work with the Sadguru. It is better to say “You take it yourself”. He is taking whatever belongs to him. So, the sin of believing that you are offering him what he doesn’t have will not accrue to you. We should genuinely feel, “Why are you asking me? This is yours. You just kept it here, that’s it”. Your mindset for serving the Guru should say that you are only guarding whatever the Guru asked you to guard. “Why are you asking me? You don’t need to ask me. This is yours. You take it”. The Guru will take it and will take you along with it. Then, you will not be tied down to any future karma. Thus, you should be prepared not just to offer what seems to belong to you, but also yourself. That is what offering yourself means, that is what we have been talking about. If you listen to this over and over a few times, you will understand.

    The feeling of complete surrender is the real offering.

    When such an offering occurs, you actually become the Guru yourself. See what a great statement this is. If you actually get such a feeling, you become the Guru yourself . Because the Guru is the form of pure consciousness, you become pure consciousness yourself. When that happens, everything you have – your body, your sense organs, your karma, all become his. Therefore, they all become pure consciousness. Thereby, whatever tasks you do in service to the Guru will not accrue any merit or sin. When you have such firm determination – that you are pure consciousness – it becomes clear that you have offered yourself. This is such a beautiful explanation. To determine if you have offered yourself completely or not, you just need to check for the feeling of complete surrender in you. Based on this test, you will be able to determine for yourself the status of your offering. No one needs to tell you.

    Jaya Guru Datta.

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