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Guru Gita
« on: January 23, 2009, 10:49:27 AM »
The following are some of the verses that describe the word Guru.

The letter 'Gu' denotes darkness, the letter 'Ru' denotess the remover of darkness. Brahman who is capable of swallowing up ignorance is certainly the Guru.  (Sloka 44)

'Gukara' means the diseases of birth and death. 'Rukara' means the destroyer of births and deaths. One account of the power of destroying the disease of birth and death, the teacher is known by the significant name, 'Guru'.  (Sloka 45)

The letter 'Gu' denotes that he is above the three Gunas and 'Ru'
denotes that he is beyond forms.  Because he is free from gunas and forms he is called 'Guru.' (Sloka 46)

The first syllable 'Gu' creates or makes manifest Maya and the gunas.
'Ru' is Para Brahman that removes both Maya and delusion, viz.,
I am the body, I am the mind etc.,   (Sloka 47)

Thus, the state of the Guru (Gurupada) is great and sublime, very difficult for even devas to attain and worthy of worship by Garuda,
serpents, Gandharvas, Siddhas and the celestials. (Sloka 48)

Guru Tattva is supreme. There is nothing greater than Guru. One
should worship his Guru and dedicate himself -- body, mind and soul -- unto the Guru.  (Sloka 49)

(Source: Guru Gita. Pub. Divine Life Society. Uttaranchal.)

Arunachala Siva.