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Guru Gita - 6
« on: July 15, 2009, 12:06:18 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana has said when a question as to whom one should
take for one's Guru:  "Choose the one where you find Shanti or Peace."  [Devaraja Mudaliar entry in Day by Day dated, 12th April

The student may look for the further traits that distinguish Gurus
in general and a Parama Guru in particular:

Guravo nirmalassantah sadhavo-mitabhashinah
kam-krodha-vinirmuktah sadachara jitendriyah

                                                                    -  Verse 271

Gurus are without blemish, peacable, gentle-hearted, of measured
speech, free from desire and anger, of virtuous conduct and with
their senses subjugated.

Svasariram savam pasyan tatha svatmanamadvyam
yassri-kanaka-mohaghnah sabhavet-paramo-guruh
                                                                     - Verse 294

He who has demolished his infatuation over woman and gold,
and seeing his own body to be a corpse, abides in his nondual
Self, is a Paramaguru.

Siddhi-jalam samalokya yoginam mantra-vadinam
tucchakara-manovrittih yasyaau paramo-guruh

                                                                     - Verse 293

He who, having seen through the array of occult powers of
yogis and wielders of evil mantras, treats them with contempt,
is a Parama-guru.

[The Parama Guru or a Brahma Jnani may, however, be seen
to employ supernatural powers to augment the spiritual development or material welfare of deserving people.  Jnanis who do this deliberately, conscious of themselves having these powers, are
called Siddhas [E.g. Tirumoolar].  Those from whom these powers emanate without their knowledge, are called Suddhas. [E.g. Tiru
Jnana Sambandhar and Sundaramurthy Swamigal.]  Bhagavan
Smrutulu (Telugu), Chalam, Chalam Mitrulu, Bhumipatanam, 1989, page 153.]

(Source:  Mountain Path, July-Sep 2009)

Arunachala Siva.