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Conduct of a disciple - 2
« on: January 07, 2009, 10:54:44 AM »
Muruganar continues....

Verse 800: If a person offends against God, it is possible to rectify
the matter through the grace of the Guru, but it is impossible even
for God to nullify an offence committed against the Guru. This is
what the declarations of the great ones assert.

Muruganar:  Devotion to the Guru, is therefore more powerful than
devotion to God.

The following is the extract from Sri Guru Gita, a text* on the
greatness of the Guru.  The Sri Guru Gita is a portion of the
Skandam, Uma Maheswara Samvadam. 

    Verse 79: If Siva is angry, the Guru will protect you, but if the
    Guru is angry, no one can save you.  Thereofore, with all your
    efforts, take refuge in him.
     Verse 80: Even gods and sages cannot save one who has been
     cursed by the Guru. Such a wretch soon perishes, without
     the least shadow of doubt.

(* Sri Guru Gita has been published by Divine Life Society of Sivananda, Himalayas. This is Sanskrit-English version. The Sanskrit-Tamil
version has been published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai.
There are some variations in total number of verses and the arrangement of verses.)

(Source: Guru Vachaka Kovai, Tamil, Muruganar. Tr. and Commentary by David Godman, Avadhuta Foundation, Boulder, Colarado, USA.)

Arunachala Siva.