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Guru Gita - 7
« on: July 16, 2009, 12:06:01 PM »
The most conclusive evidence of the Guru's calibre is of course,
seen in the way he steers his students' spiritual progress.

sarva-sandeha sandoha nirmulana vichakshanahah
janma-mrityu-bhayaghno yah sagurah paramo matah.
                                                       - Verse 279

He who is an expert in the removal of multitudes of doubts,
root and branch and who removes the fear of birth and death
is considered to be the Parama Guru.

akhandaika-rasam-brahma nitya muktam nirmayam
svasmin-sandaristam yena sabhavedasya desika.

                                                           - Verse 287

One who enables the student to see within himself the one
homogeneous essence that is the ever-free, free from pain,
the immortal Brahman, becomes his saviour and Parama Guru.

[Such vision, that is seeing within himself the Immortal Brahman,
brought about by the Guru to give a foretaste of Self realization,
may be temporary, as in the case of Sri Ramakrishna bestowing
it on Swami Vivekananda, by mere touch is well known.  Bhagavan
Ramana also did it for T.K. Sundaresa Iyer and N.R. Krishnamurti
Iyer.  In case of Annamalai Swami, He embraced him after His bath one day, and Annamalai Swami sat speechless with overflowing sense of bliss for a few minutes.  The bliss continued for next three or four days.  Once Registrar Narayana Iyer, while doing parayana in a fully crowded Hall, was sitting near Bhagavan's sofa and His legs slightly touched him.  He felt horripilation and became full in bliss that he
was repeating the same line again and again!]

bhidyate hridaya-grantih chhidyante sarva-samsayah
kshiyante sarva-karmani guroh karunaya sive.

                                                                                     - Verse 306

O Parvati!  All the knots of the heart are rent asunder, all
doubts are cleared, all the karmas are destroyed by the grace
of mercy of the Guru.

[This Verse is mentioned by Bhagavan Ramana in Talks No. 500
dated 10.6.1938.]

Arunachala Siva.