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WHAT IS SERVICE TO GURU/ GURU SEVA
« on: July 30, 2008, 07:00:24 AM »
FOLLOWING THE TEACHINGS OF GURU IS THE REAL GURU SEVA.

GURU SEVA IS NOT BY PRESENTING YOURSELF NEAR HIM AND NOT FOLLOWING HIS TEACHINGS WILL NOT FETCH ANY GRACE FROM HIM. YOU BE ANYWHERE AND HUMBLY OBEY HIS COMMAND AND FOLLOW HIS TEACHINGS THAT IS ENOUGH, HE WILL SHOWER HIS GRACE, IRRESPECTIVE OF CASTE, CREED, COLOR, PLACE, TIME. HE IS IMPARTIAL, OMNIPRESENT, OMNIPOTENT.

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Re: WHAT IS SERVICE TO GURU/ GURU SEVA
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 12:30:16 PM »
Dear Sankar, Doing service to the Guru, may mean services like
attending to the Guru's bodily needs, when he is in body.  Like
giving him food, water, giving medicines to his ailments etc.,
When the Guru has shed his body, the service is to read and follow
his teachings.  Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi goes one step further
and says that the guru-seva or service to the guru, IS ONLY STAYING
IN THE SELF.  In Viveka Choodamani, Sankara says the same thing.
The service to the guru, is remaining in his 'tattva' that is, his teaching,
that is staying in the Self.

Arunachala Siva.
     

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Re: WHAT IS SERVICE TO GURU/ GURU SEVA
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 05:43:25 AM »
Dear Sankar, Doing service to the Guru, may mean services like
attending to the Guru's bodily needs, when he is in body.  Like
giving him food, water, giving medicines to his ailments etc.,
When the Guru has shed his body, the service is to read and follow
his teachings.  Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi goes one step further
and says that the guru-seva or service to the guru, IS ONLY STAYING
IN THE SELF.  In Viveka Choodamani, Sankara says the same thing.
The service to the guru, is remaining in his 'tattva' that is, his teaching,
that is staying in the Self.

Arunachala Siva.
     

Dear sir,

As bhagwan said

STAYING IN THE SELF   is the real GURU seva


Thank you very much for your kind and correct reply.

siva siva arunachala siva
KANNAN MEERA SANKAR

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Re: WHAT IS SERVICE TO GURU/ GURU SEVA
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 05:38:02 PM »
Dear Sankar, if you stay in the Self, you are Brahman, you are
Ramana or you are That.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: WHAT IS SERVICE TO GURU/ GURU SEVA
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2008, 06:36:40 AM »
Dear Sankar, if you stay in the Self, you are Brahman, you are
Ramana or you are That.

Arunachala Siva.

Dear sir,

In self one has to loss his body consciousness totally. Please clarify sir. After meditation body consciousness is there as before.

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Re: WHAT IS SERVICE TO GURU/ GURU SEVA
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2008, 04:25:22 PM »
Serving the master(Guru) is to surrendering to him.
Master is nothing other than our self.
So surrendering our mind to the self amounts to serving the master who is our self.
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Re: WHAT IS SERVICE TO GURU/ GURU SEVA
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2008, 05:13:28 PM »
Dear DRKPSSN Raju, you are correct.  Serving the master
is serving the Self.  It is not going to Sri Ramanasramam
and sweeping the floor. In fact, Bhagavan chided one Western
devotee, when he tried to do all these things.  In Viveka
Choodamani, Sankara says, the best Guru seva is being in
the Self, always contemplating on the Guru.

Arunachala Siva.