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1366
General topics / Re: Quotes from Shankaracharya's
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:20:24 PM »
न चाध्यात्माभिमानोऽपि विदुषोऽस्त्यासुरत्वतः ।
विदुषोऽप्यासुरश्चेत्स्यान्निष्फलं ब्रह्मदर्शनम् ॥


There cannot be pride of learning in a knower of Brahman because
such things belong to the demoniac; if even a knower of Brahman
suffers from this demoniac quality then his knowledge is futile.

(Sureshwaracharya, Naishkarmya siddhi)

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1367
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:12:45 PM »
Dear Sir,

without this root, no jnana can stand or shine. This is the absolute substratum of all

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1368
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: March 20, 2013, 12:19:08 PM »
I just remembered an uncident in bhagavans life. Somebody had written a book on bhagavans life which carried absolutely incorrect informations on bhagavans life which mentioned that bhagawan was married went through gruhasta ashrama etc... Had children n then reakused n came to tiruannamalai... Etc...

That persob showed a draft copy to bhagavan and hhagawan v patiently read the whole book n made jyst one correction gruhastha had small ta and ye corrected that alone by making it nahapraba and gave it to that person to proceed ti publush.

Kunju swami happened to see that book from that oerson and was shocked and came running to bhagawan telling him enna bhagawane thappu thappa ezhudurka.. Meaning the book has all possible wrong information to which bhagawan replied enna kunju... What kunju is that alone wrong ? What about all these then ?

I think i learnt an imp lesson now.

Thanks to bhagavan... For being my remembrance of this story...

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1369
A few years after Bhagavan passed away, as I approached the Ashram gate I was surprised to see Natesa Iyer seated on the steps of a temple close to the Ashram. On enquiry he said, “The Ashram management had asked me to leave. I have no other place to go. This is my sadguru’s Ashram. I have decided to sit here because this is the closest I can get to the Ashram.” Annoyed that he had been treated in this  way, I went straight to my father, the Ashram president. But he refused to take him back.

I was very agitated and went to see Muruganar, who lived in a small cottage outside the Ashram. With tears in my eyes I told him what has happened. Muruganar gave me a mischievous smile and asked, “Why are you telling me about this? You could have gone directly to Bhagavan and told him about the problem. Will he not listen to you if you go to his samadhi?” I went to the shrine and shouted as loudly as  I could: “Bhagavan! Injustice has been done to Natesa Iyer! My heart aches! Please allow him to come back to his job.” Fortunately, no one was there to wintess my strange outbrust. I prostrated and left for giri pradakshina, confident that Bhagavan would take care of the problem.

The following morning, when I went to the Ashram I saw Iyer working at his usual place in the kitchen. When asked he told me, “When the president was walking home last night, he stopped in front of the temple and requested me to come back to the Ashram and take up the old job again.”

(V. Ganesan)

1370
Bhagavan never used to prescribe discipline for any one. His
nature was to instruct by following himself the discipline of conduct
enjoined upon spiritual aspirants. When someone complained that
Bhagavan was not censuring the conduct of some devotees, he said,
“Who is to correct whom? Is it not the Lord alone who has the authority
to correct everyone? All we can do is to correct ourselves. That itself is
correcting others.”

(Natesa Mudaliar)

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1371
On Pillai’s death, a telegram was sent to Bhagavan conveying the
news. After seeing the telegram Bhagavan said in Tamil, “Siva prakasam
Sivaprakasamanar”, that is, Sivaprakasam has become Siva-Prakasam,
the light of Siva.

(Face to Face)

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1372
Dear Sir,

Kunju Swami is one devotee who is truly simple... absolutely no complications. He was a child all his life to Bhagavan. When He came to ashram after taking some sanyas with some big name ending with some Ananda, Bhagavan with great 'urimai' or affection, said - what ever his new name be, he is still only kunju for me.

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1373
Sri Kunju Swamigal was Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi’s ardent disciple.  He came to Bhagavan at a very young age, even before being put into formal schooling.

While he was at the Ramanashram, he would often witness a number of learned scholars coming to the Ashram from various corners and discuss and debate on philosophy and other topics quoting from various ancient Texts such as the Brahmasutra, the Upanishads and the Bhagavat Gita.

Kunju Swamigal would get fascinated by the way the scholars quoted and discussed.  He once expressed to Bhagavan that  he also wished to go out and learn the scriptures so that it would enable him too to participate in such discussions.

Hearing this, Bhagavan smiled and said, ‘I am already removing your accumulated Vasanas (the latent impressions of previous births) and now you want to accumulate further more! And then make me remove all of them together!’

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1374
Death Experience

The turning point in Venkataraman’s life came spontaneously in mid-July 1896. One afternoon, the youth for no apparent reason was overwhelmed by a sudden, violent fear of death. Years later, he narrated this experience as follows:

It was about six weeks before I left Madura for good that a great change in my life took place . It was quite sudden. I was sitting in a room on the first floor of my uncle’s house. I seldom had any sickness and on that day there was nothing wrong with my health, but a sudden, violent  fear of death overtook me. There was nothing in my state of health to account for it; and I did not try to account for it or to find out whether there was any reason for the fear. I just felt, ‘I am going to die,’ and began thinking what to do about it. It did not occur to me to consult a doctor or my elders or friends. I felt that I had to solve the problem myself, then and there.

The shock of the fear of death drove my mind inwards and I said to myself mentally, without actually framing the words: ‘Now death has come; what does it mean? What is it that is dying? This body dies.’ And I at once dramatized the occurrence of death. I lay with my limbs stretched out stiff as though rigor mortis had set in and imitated a corpse so as to give greater reality to the enquiry. I held my breath and kept my lips tightly closed so that no sound could escape, so that neither the word ‘I’ or any other word could be uttered, ‘Well then,’  I said to myself, ‘this body is dead. It will be carried stiff to the burning ground and there burnt and reduced to ashes. But with the death of this body am I dead? Is the body ‘I’? It is silent and inert but I feel the full force of my personality and even the voice of the ‘I’ within me, apart from it. So I am Spirit transcending the body. The body dies but the Spirit that transcends it cannot be touched by death. This means I am the deathless Spirit.’ All this was not dull thought; it flashed through me vividly as living truth which I perceived directly, almost without thought-process. ‘I’ was something very real, the only real thing about my present state, and all the conscious activity connected with my body was centred on that ‘I’. From that moment onwards the ‘I’ or Self focused attention on itself by a powerful fascination. Fear of death had vanished once and for all. Absorption in the Self continued unbroken from that time on. Other thoughts might come and go like the various notes of music, but the ‘I’ continued like the fundamental sruti note  that underlies and blends with all the other notes. Whether the body was engaged in talking, reading, or anything else, I was still centred on ‘I’. Previous to that crisis I had no clear perception of my Self and was not consciously attracted to it. I felt no perceptible or direct interest in it, much less any inclination to dwell permanently in it.
 
The effect of the death experience brought about a complete change in Venkataraman’s interests and outlook. He became meek and submissive without complaining or retaliating against unfair treatment. He later described his condition:

One of the features of my new state was my changed attitude to the Meenakshi Temple. Formerly I used to go there occasionally with friends to look at the images and put the sacred ash and vermillion on my brow and would return home almost unmoved. But after the awakening I went there almost every evening. I used to go alone and stand motionless for a long time before an image of Siva or Meenakshi or Nataraja and the sixty-three saints, and as I stood there waves of emotion overwhelmed me.

(Ashram Website)

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1375
General topics / Re: Bhajana Dhyana
« on: March 18, 2013, 03:53:51 PM »
பச்சைக்கிளிகள்   தோளோடு
 பாட்டு குயிலோ மடியோடு
 பூலோகம் ஆனந்தத்தின்   எல்லை
 இந்த   பூமிக்கு கண்ணீர்   சொந்தம்   இல்லை


Pachchai kiligal tholodu
paattu kuyilo madiyodu
boologam aanandhaththin ellai
indha boomikku kanneer sondham llai

green parrots by the shoulder,
the singing cuckoo’s by the lap,
this earth is the limit of joy,
tears (sorrow) don’t belong to this place,


சின்னஞ்சிறு  கூட்டுக்குள்ளே   சொர்க்கம்    இருக்கு
 அட சின்ன   சின்ன  அன்பில்   தானே   ஜீவன்   இன்னும் இருக்கு
 பட்டாம்பூச்சி    கூட்டத்துக்கு பட்டா  எதுக்கு
 அட பாசம்   மட்டும் போதும்   கண்ணே காசு   பணம்   என்னத்துக்கு


chinnanchiru koottukkulle sorgam Irukku
ada chinna chinna anbil dhaanae jeevan innum irukku
pattaampoochi koottaththukku pattaa edhukku
ada paasam mattum podhum kanne kaasu panam ennaththukku

happiness lies even in the small nest,
tiny acts of love and compassion are why life still exists,
why do butterflies need to own land?
what is the need for money or wealth? love and compassion is all that one needs,




அந்த விண்ணில்   ஆனந்தம்
 இந்த மண்ணில்   ஆனந்தம்
 அடி    பூமி    பந்தை  முட்டி   வந்த   புல்லில்   ஆனந்தம்
 வெயிலின்   சுத்தம்   ஆனந்தம்
 மழையின்   சத்தம்   ஆனந்தம்
 அட மழையில்   கூட சாயம்   போகா   வானவில்   ஆனந்தம்
 வாழ்வில்   நூறானந்தம் வாழ்வே   பேரானந்தம்
 பெண்ணே   நரை  எழுதும்   சுயசரிதம்
 அதில்   அன்பே ஆனந்தம் ஆனந்தம்


andha vinnil aanandham
indha mannil aanandham
adi bhoomi pandhai mutti vandha pullil aanandham
veyilin suththam aanandham
mazhaiyin saththam aanandham
ada mazhaiyil kooda saayam pogaa vaanavil aanandham
vaazhvil nooraanandham vaazhve peraanandham
penne, narai ezhuthum suyasaritham
adhil anbe aanandham aanandham

there is joy in the limitless skies,
there is joy in the soil,
there is joy in the grass which sprouted after clashing with the ball called earth,
there is joy in the cleanliness of the sunlight,
there is joy in the sound of rain,
there is joy in the rainbow which does not fade even when it rains,
there are hundreds of joys in life, life  in itself is the biggest joy,
oh lady! the graying hair line symbolizes (depicts) my story
and the love therein, is the joy


உன் மூச்சில்   நான் வாழ்ந்தால்
 என் முதுமை   ஆனந்தம்
 நீ இன்னொரு   பிறவியில்   என்னை பெற்றால்   இன்னும் ஆனந்தம்
 பனி கொட்டும்   மாதத்தில்   உன் வெப்பம்   ஆனந்தம்
 என் காது   வரைக்கும்   கம்பளி   போர்த்தும்   கருணை   ஆனந்தம்
 சொந்தம் ஓரானந்தம் பந்தம்   பேரானந்தம்
 கண்ணே உன் விழியால்   பிறர்கழுதால் 
 கண்ணீரும்    ஆனந்தம் ஆனந்தம்


un moochil naan vaazhdhaal
en mudhumai aanandham
nee innoru piraviyil ennai pettraal innum aanandham
pani kottum maadhathil un veppam aanandham
en kaadhu varaikkum kambali poththum karunai aanandham
sondham oraanandham bantham peraanandham
kanne un vizhiyaal pirarkkazhudhaal
kanneerum aanandham aanandham

if I live in your breath,
even my old age is a joy,
even in another birth,  if you were to give birth to me, that would add to the joy,
in the months of snow, your warmth is a joy,
the kindness you show when you draw the blanket up-to my ears (to protect me from cold) is a joy,
there is joy in our relations, there is a bigger joy in our bonds,
oh darling! if one cries for other’s sorrow,
even those tear droplets are a joy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LRN4ssHbmlM

(Vairamuthu)

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1376
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: March 17, 2013, 04:05:26 PM »
its very important to be very mindful, awake and alert... always! Otherwise, the mind will end up doing something haste.

Never allow 'casualness' the slightest place.

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1377
General topics / Re: Bhajana Dhyana
« on: March 17, 2013, 09:31:43 AM »
The Infallible Doll

Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu Uruli Hogadhu - 2
Ene Barali Yaarigu Sothu Thaleya Baagadhu
Endhigu Naanu Heege Iruve Endhu Naguvudhu
Heege Naguthaliruvudhu..
Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu Uruli Hogadhu

Gudisale Aagali Aramane Aagali Aata Nilladhu
Hiriyare Irali Kiriyare Barali Bedha Thoradhu..
Kashtavo Sukhavo Alukadhe Aadi Thooguthiruvudhu.. Thooguthiruvudhu..
Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu Uruli Hogadhu

Mayyane Hindi Nondharu Kabbu Sihiya Koduvudhu..
Theyuthaliddharu Gandhadha Parimala Thumbi Baruvudhu..
Thane Uridharu Deepavu Manege Belaka Tharuvudhu..
Deepa.. Belaka Tharuvudhu..
Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu Uruli Hogadhu

Aadisuvaathana Kai Chalakadhali Ella Adagidhe
Aathana Karuneye Jeevava Thumbi Kunisi Nalisidhe
Aa Kai Sothare Bombeya Katheyu Koneyaaguvudhe.. Koneyaaguvudhe..

Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu Uruli Hogadhu
Ene Barali Yaarigu Sothu Thaleya Baagadhu
Endhigu Naanu Heege Iruve Endhu Naguvudhu
Heege Naguthaliruvudhu..
Aadisi Nodu Beelisi Nodu Uruli Hogadhu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhuieInmdIU


   Refrain:
You may play with it,
You may knock it down,
But it just does not roll away.

It does not surrender in defeat to anyone,
And nor does not hang its head in shame,
No matter what.
This is how I'll always live, it laughs,
And stays laughing.
(refrain)

Be it a hovel or a palace,
The game doesn't cease.
It doesn't discriminate,
Between the young and the old.
Unaffected by both happiness and misery,
It just goes on swinging away.
(refrain)

Even as it is wracked by pain,
And wrung dry, the cane,
It yields sweet sugar.
Even as it is worn down to paste,
The sandalwood exudes its sweet perfume.
Even as it burns itself out,
The lamp brings light to the house,
The lamp brings light.
(refrain)

Everything lies in the hands of the puppeteer,
And His sleight-of-the-hand.
Embodying His mercy, I made (the doll) dance and play.
But if my hands were to stop,
Would that be the end of the doll ?
Would that be the end ?
(refrain)

It does not surrender in defeat to anyone,
And does not hang its head in shame,
No matter what.
This is how I'll always live, it laughs,
And stays laughing
(refrain)

(Kannada song by Sri UdayaShankar)



Some of us have played with those air doll as kids (it appears in the song, which is the central theme of the song), it was very popular in the 80s, :)

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1378
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: March 17, 2013, 06:36:40 AM »
The light does not share its light, its very nature is sharing. The light does not go about negating darkness, there is no darkness in the eyes of sun.

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1379
General Discussion / Re: my musings
« on: March 16, 2013, 06:11:14 PM »
What a Joy, Bhagavan's restored pictures! The new website is a joy to the heart!



May He hold our ears and govern us

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1380
General Discussion / Re: Inspiring Stories
« on: March 16, 2013, 05:58:24 PM »
Gist of Shri Guru Gita

Namdharak bowed to Shri Siddhamuni with folded hands and said, "gurudeo, you hyou have narrated to me the life of Shri Guru and have given me the real gnyan(knowledge) which has wiped off my karma and by your blessing, I have known the essence of religion. Devotion to Shri Guru is like the Kalpataru and Rishis like Vashishta and Shuka also follow this path. Now kindly tell me the path of Sadguru."

Being pleased with the question, Shri Siddha said, "Namdharak, you are very fortunate as you as you have asked question regarding the eternal principles, knowing with illusion and ignorance are wiped off and the mind becomes becomes as clear as the light of the sun.

Once when Shri Shankar was sitting on a beautiful point of Kailas, dDevi Parvati with folded hands said to him with devotion, "Great God of Gods, Guru of the universe, give me Gurumantra and kindly tell me the means by which one's soul becomes united with Brahma".

Shri Shankar said, "Dear Devi, this is a question which has never been asked to me so far by anybody. You are my second form. So I shall tell you this gist and this will benefit all the people also".

Veda, Shastra, Purana, Ithihas, Mantra-tantravidya, Smriti-jaran-maran(using the the power od doing miracles by the devotees of shiva and shakti) and other various sciences put one in illusion. Without knowing the gist of devotion to Guru, people perform sacrifices, observe penance, vrat, charity, recitation and go to the holy places but only after the rise of the light of Shri Guru, difficult vidya, worldly illusion and ignorance are all wiped off. By serving Shri Guru, all sins perish and the soul becomes pure and united with Brahma.

Taking the holy water, touched by the lotus like feet of Shri Guru, is like a bath at a holy place. This Tirth is as holy as Kashi or Prayag.

Always remember Shri Guru. Recite Shri Guru's name all the time. Obey his orders, serve and worship Shri Guru with devotion. Doing this, one can even attain my position.

The alphabet 'Gu' means darkness and 'Ru' means light. Guru means the knowledge of the light of Brahma, that destroys darkness of ignorance. 'Gu' is the first alphabet to create illusion and other attributes. 'Ru' is the second alphabet of Brahma which destroys illusion and vain appearance. This power of Guru is supreme and is difficult even for the Gods to obtain.

A Sadhak (disciple) should offer to Shri Guru good seat, bed, clothes, ornaments, conveyances etc. He should serve him with devotion for getting one's position, ashram, caste and pray him with body, senses, money, son, wife, etc. clearly and should not be ashamed to lay prostrate before him.

Men go to hell by living in family life as one's body is full of worms, night-soil, urine, phelgm, blood, flesh and bad odor. Bow to Shri Guru, who liberates a person from the worldly miseries.

Shri Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha and Para-Brahma. He is the cause of the creation of Universe, liberator of persons from this worldly sea and giver of the knowledge of all the vidyas.

By applying the ointment of Shri Guru's knowledge to one's eyes, closed eyes are opened, parents, brothers, and good men who give real knowledgen of worldly life, are all Gurus. Though there is diversity in the universe, yet there is oneness. Shri Guru protects one from all difficulties, showing the cause and effect.

If Shri Shankar or Shri Vishnu are enraged, Shri Guru protects the devotees, but when Shri Guru himself is enraged, even Shri Shankar or Shri Vishnu cannot protect them.

Just as the blind man cannot see the light of the Sun, so the dull persons do not see the nectar-like appearance of Shri Guru, which is visible only to the eyes of the thoughtful. Shri Guru is like a monarch, who is witnessing the drama of creation and destruction of the universe.

Three Nath, Ganesh, 3 Bhairava Peethas, Siddha, 3 Batus, 2 Pad, 3 Dooties, Shri Shankar, 4, 6, 8, 9 Veeresh, 5 Veeravalies are all associated with the best 'Shri Malini' mantra. Bow to this Shri Guru mandal.

To think about Shri Guru's body is like thinking about everlasting Shri Shiva and to recite Shri Guru's name to praise to eternal Shiva's qualities.

Shri Guru is birthless, devoid of oldage and has no begining. He is self created, devoid of change, full of bright bliss, minutest of the minute, greatest of the great and eternal. He is self shining, spotless, sky pervading, everlasting and has no decrease. Vedas and aManu describe Shri Guru's penance in this way. Therefore always remember Shri Guru.

By the knowledge of self, which is pervading all the universe, moveable and immoveable, sins of several births are atoned. There are no greater principle than the knowledge of self. There is no greater penance than the service of Shri Guru and there is no deeper knowledge than the advice of Shri Guru.

Shri Guru is Jagannath (lord of the universe) and the Guru of the 3 Lokas. Shri Guru is the universe and our soul is the soul of all the creation. Bow to Shri Guru, who gives this knowledge.

The persons, who are proud of penance and knowledge and who are engrossed in the worldly affairs, are like the pots moving on the wheel of a pot-maker. Gods, Gandharvas, fore fathers, yaksh, kinnar, rishi, siddha, who do not serve Shri Guru do not get salvation.

Bow to Shri Guru, who is supreme joy and who gives the best pleasure. He is shrine of knowledge, above division, sky pervading, knower of 'Tattwam Asi' (that thou art) principle, only one, eternal, pure, immoveable, who witnesses everything and who is devoid of existence and three qualities(Satwa,Raj and Tam).

To know one's self is the supreme knowledge and the utmost goal of life. This is attained only by the favour of Shri Guru.

Remember Shri Guru till death. Even if he is fickle minded, do not forget or forsake him.

The wise should not speak about Shri Guru with disrespect. Do not tell a lie before him.

Thosewho despise Shri Guru go to hell. Those who discuss vainly with Shri Guru become Brahma Rakshas and have to live in barren and waterless places.

Oh Parvati, Shri Guru protects his disciples, even if god, muni or pannag curses. Gods and munies are weak before Shri Guru, whose curses can destroy them in no time.

O Devi, according to Smrities and Vedas, Shri Guru is Parabrahma. Guru is a mantra of two syllables.

Bow to Shri Guru, who is pervading all the universe from Brahma to grass, who is eternal, whole, formless, devoid of qualities, engrossed in self-knowledge, above divisions and full of real bright-joy (sat-chit-anand rup).

Brahma is eternal like fragrance in camphor and flowers and like the coolness and warmth in an object. This knowledge can be got only through Shri Guru. So worship and serve him with pure and clear heart and singular devotion. One, who is united with Brahma in meditation, realises Kundalini, Brahma Randhra and formlessness and gets salvation without doubt.

The ignorant wins over the worldly sea and the wise besides gets knowledge of actions and no-actions by following the path of Shri Guru.

Those, who read, hear or write Shri Guru Geeta and give it in charity with money, all their desires are fullfilled. Always read Sri Guru-Geeta to get rid of the miseries of the wordly life.

Each and every syllable of Guru-Geeta enables to win death, remove all difficulties and fear of yaksha, Rakshas, ghosts, thieves, tigers and diseases. It gives the power of using Bhasma, mesmerism and hypnotism.

O Devi, read Shri Guru-Geeta, sitting on a site of kush grass(dharbhasan) or white blanket withattentive mind. Use a white seat for peace, red for mesmerising, black for punishing the evildoers and yellow for getting wealth. For peace, sit facing the north, for mesmerising facing the east, for punishing the evildoers facing the south and for wealth facing the west.

Recitation of Guru-Geeta, gives one incentive power, develops one's qualities, destroys evil acts, makes good acts successful, removes fear of Grahas(planets), destroys evil dreams, gives issues even to sterile women, gives goodluck to the married women(keep their husbands alive all their lives) and gives peace of mind.

If a widow reads Shri Guru-Geeta without object, she gets salvation. If she reads with desire, she will get a good husband in the next birth and all her miseries, difficulties and curses will perish.

Shri Guru-Geeta is like a Kamadhenu to those who read it with some expectation. It is like a kalpataru to those, who read with desires. It is like a chintamani to the thinkers of everything good. If you read it for salvation you get salvation, if you read it for worldly pleasures, you will get them.

One can read Shri Guru-Geeta with some object, sitting on a bank of a river or the sea shore, in the mandir of Vishnu, Shiva, Devi or other God, math, cowshed, under vat, awala, mango tree or near a plant of Tulsi or dhotra or in the cremation ground at aa lonely but clean and neat place.

Even though a devotee of Shri Guru may be a fool, still he is great, all his good acts, penance, vrat, diksha become successful. They are never futile.

As Shri Guru knows Brahma, he is always pure and whereever he goes, there is the presence of God, Tirth and Peeth. One who reads Guru-Geeta sitting or lying on a bed, standing, walking, speaking, riding on a horse or an elephant, is pure. He has no rebirth.

A soul is one with God, just as the water in the sea, the milk in the milk pot, the ghee in the ghee-pot and the sky in the broken pot are one with them, similarly the Dnyani(learned), is united with God and lies lost in himself day and night.

O Parvati, when one is blessed by Shri Guru, all his doubts vanish, goddess Saraswati resides on his tongue and he gets both the pleasures and salvation by the favour of Shri Guru. One's recitation, vrat and penance of several births bear fruit.

O Waranane (having good face), I told you, this principle of Sankhya sastra One God, one religion, one devotion, one penance are nothing else but Shri Guru himself. There is no higher principle than that of Shri Guru.

The home, where is devotion of Shri Guru, parents, family and race, is fortunate. Those, who do not adore Shri Guru due to Vanity of knowledge and penance, are unfortunate.

Even to Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh, Gods, Rishi, Forefathers, kinnar, siddha, charan, yaksh, munies, the favour of Shri Guru, is like the great holy Tirth. Shri Guru's Tirth is the root of all the Tirths.

If one reads Shri Guru-Geeta in travel, or during war, at the time of the attack of an enemy, he gets victory in life and salvation at death.

If Shri Guru-Geeta is read with evil acts, at evil places and with fickle mind, it gives evil effects.

As you are dear to me, I have told this gist to you. Keep it with yourself. Tell this to one, who is not engrossed in worrdly pleasures and has devotion; but do not tell it to him, who is not devoted, who is a deceit, cunning, atheist and who discusses vainly.

Here ends the gist of Shri Guru-Geeta in the form of a dialogue between Ishwar and Parvati, included in the Uttarkhand of Skand Purana.

(From Guru Charitra)

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