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Nagaraj

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GURU
« on: November 24, 2011, 10:03:43 AM »
गुकारश्च गुनातीतो रूपातीतो रुकारकः ।
गुणरूपविहीनत्वात् गुरूरित्यभिधीयते ॥


Gukaarashcha gunaatito rupaatito Rukaarakah
Gunarupavihinatvaat Gururityabhidhiyate


The letter
“Gu” "गु" denotes that He is beyond the three Gunas and

“Ru“ रु denotes that He is beyond forms. Because He is free from Gunas and
forms, He is called the Guru. गुरु

(Guru Gita)

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Thus, the Guru is beyond any forms. The Guru is not the body. The Guru's body is only a tool by which that eternal effulgence emits grace constantly.

He is Guna Traya Teeta - The Guru is beyond all 3 Gunas, Satwa Rajas Tamas

He is Avastha Traya Teeta - The Guru is beyond all 3 Avasthas - Jaagruth Swapna Sushupti

He is Deha Traya Teetha - The Guru is beyond the 3 subtle states of Bodies Sthula Sukshma, Karana  - Gross, Subtle and Causal

he is Kala Traya Teetha - The Guru is beyond all the times, Past Present and Future - Bhuta Bhavya Bhavat

Salutations to Bhagavan
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 10:12:23 AM by Nagaraj »
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Re: GURU
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011, 10:18:25 AM »
गुकारश्चान्धकारस्तु रुकारस्तन्निरोधकृत् ।
अन्धकारविनाशित्वात् गुरुरित्यभिधीयते ॥


Gukaarashchandhakaarastu Rukaarastannirodhakrut
Andhakaaravinaashitvaat Gururityabhidhiyate

“Gu” "गु" Kara means the darkness and

“Ru” "रु" Kara means the remover of the darkness.


On account of the power of removing darkness, the teacher is known by the significant name “Guru” गुरु


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Therefore, that which removes the darkness, becomes the Guru automatically. The Guru is that pure "Knowledge" not the physical form.

The Knowledge Mass is the Guru.

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: GURU
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011, 10:43:14 AM »
गुकारः प्रथमो वर्णो मायादि गुणभासकः ।
रुकारोऽस्ति परं ब्रह्म मायाभ्रान्तिविमोचकम् ॥


Gukaarah Prathamo Varno maayaadi gunbhaasakah
rukaarosti param brahma maayaabhraantivimochakam


The first syllable “Gu” "गु" represents the principles such as maya and the
second syllable “Ru” "रु" the supreme knowledge that destroys the illusions of maya.

“Guru” गुरु is that light, in whose presence, darkness never exists.

Salutations to Bhagavan
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 10:46:56 AM by Nagaraj »
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Re: GURU
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 10:49:24 AM »
गुकारं च गुणातीतं रुकारं रुपवर्जितम् ।
गुणातीतमरूपं च यो दद्यात् स गुरुः स्मृतः ॥


Gukaaram cha Gunaatitam rukaaram Rupavarjitam
Gunaatitamarupam cha yo dadyaat sa guruh smrutah


The syllable “Gu” "गु" is that which transcends all attributes, and the
syllable “Ru” "रु" is that which is without form.

The Guru गुरु is said to be that formless light of knowledge which bestows the state that is beyond attributes (and form).

Salutations to Bhagavan
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 10:51:12 AM by Nagaraj »
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
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Re: GURU
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2011, 10:59:13 AM »
एक एवद्वितीयोऽहं गुरुवाक्येन निश्चितः ।
एवमभ्यास्ता नित्यं न सेव्यं वै वनान्तरम् ॥

अभ्यासान्निमिषणैव समाधिमधि गच्छति ।
आजन्मजनितं पापं तत्क्षणादेव नश्यति ॥


eka evadvitiyoham guruvaakyena nishchitah
evamabhyaastaa nityam na sevyam vai vanaantaram

abhyaasannimishanaiva samaadhimadhi gachchati
aajanmajanitam paapam tatkshanaadeva nashyati


On the advice of the Guru, if one meditates with firm determination on
the principle of “I am one without duality” need not resort to forest for
penances, and the constant practice of the above principle brings
about samadhi and his sins are burnt instantaneously.

Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: GURU
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2011, 01:04:48 PM »
ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं केवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिं
द्वन्द्वातीतं गगनसदृशं तत्त्वमस्यादिलक्ष्यम् ।
एकं नित्यं विमलमचलं सर्वधीसाक्षिभूतं
भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहितं सद्गुरुं तं नमामि ॥


Brahmanandam parama sukhadam kevalam jnanamurtim
dvandvaateetam gagana sadrusam  tatvamasyadi lakshyam
ekam nityam vimala machalam sarvadheesaakshibuutam
bhaavaateetam triguna rahitam  sadgurum tam namaami.


I salute to that Sadguru who is the source of eternal bliss,
supreme happiness, who truly only Knowledge Mass,
who  is beyond the dualities, who is  infinite,
whose attention is always on Self (Ekagram in Atma Nishta), who is unique,
eternal,  pure, steady, and who sees with the eyes of wisdom
who is beyond thoughts and beyond  three gunas

Salutations to Bhagavan
Salutations to Bhagavan
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: GURU
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2011, 03:24:20 PM »
पापान्धकारार्क परम्पराभ्यां
तापत्रयाहीन्द्रखगेश्वराभ्यां ।
जाड्याब्धिसंशोषणवाडवाभ्यां
नमो नमः श्रीगुरुपादुकाभ्यां ॥


Paapaandhakaaraarka Paramparaabhyaam
Taapatrayaahindrakhageshwaraabhyaam
Jaadyaabdhisamshoshanavaadavaabhyaam
namo namah shri Guru Paadukaabhyaam


(Guru Paduka Stothram, HH Sri Narasimha Bharathi Swamigal, Sringeri)

Thou are the Sun smashing all the illusions of sins, which are like garuda birds in front of the serpents of the three pains of Samsara; and which are like the terrific fire that dries away the ocean of jadata or insentience. My prostrations to the holy sandals of my Guru.

Salutations to Bhagavan
« Last Edit: November 24, 2011, 03:28:45 PM by Nagaraj »
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta

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Re: GURU
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 06:54:08 AM »
Dear Nagaraj,

To explain the unbridled love and devotion to Guru, there are many stories.

1. Thodakacharya walking on the river water, when Sankara called him from the
other bank of the river.

2. One devotee going all the way to Madurai, from Tiruvannamalai, when Sri Bhagavan mentioned about Azhagar Kovil (near Madurai) Dosais.  He went all the way to Azhagar Kovil, to fetch
Dosais, from the Vishnu Temple there and came vack after 2 or 3 days, with a large vesselful
of dosais!

3. Perumal Swami, holding on his palms, when Sri Bhagavan vomited once the food eaten.
Perumal Swami held the puked food on hus palms and went and washed his hands and also
washed Sri Bhagavan's mouth.

Arunachala Siva.

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Re: GURU
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011, 08:25:28 AM »
Dear sir,

I heard that it is Padmapada who was walked on water to cross the river when Shankara called. I may be wrong. Please clarify it.

To add more Guru-shishya viswasam, Guhai Namashivaya took His guru's vomitting and gulped. All these stories teach us how we should have faith on our guru.


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Re: GURU
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011, 08:44:24 AM »
Dear ramanaduli,

The story is alluded to both Padmapada and Thodakacharya. Nochur Vekataraman says
that in both the disciples' cases, this might have happened.

Arunachala Siva.