Category Archives: Guru

It’s the Teaching and not the teacher that is important to a seeker of the Truth.

Though Truth itself has no form, the means through which people may perceive the Truth have names and forms. All names and forms are limited by time, place, culture and language. Forms are like the tools or instruments, and tools … Continue reading

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Guru Purnima

Today, the full moon day (Purnima) of Ashadh (July) is celebrated as Guru Purnima and we pay respects to our Gurus. But many don’t know that Guru Purnima coincides with the birthday of  Sage Veda Vyaasa. Every scripture of Indian … Continue reading

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Gratitude to the Guru

स्वाराज्य साम्राज्य विभुतिरेषा भवत्कृपा श्रिमहिमप्रसादात  |  प्राप्ता मया श्रीगुरवे महात्मने नमो नमस्तेSस्तु पुनर्नमोSस्तु || “By the supreme majesty of your Grace, I have gained the grandeur of the sovereignty of Self-effulgence.  O noble Teacher, salutations to thee, again and again.”     Sovereignty … Continue reading

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Panchdashi

यदभावि न तद्भावि भावि चेन्न तदन्यथा | इति चिन्ताविषघ्नोअयं बोधो भ्रमनिवर्तकः || (पञ्चदशी – तृप्तिदीपः – १६८) That which is not destined to happen as a result of our past Karma will not happen; that which is to happen must happen. … Continue reading

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Shankara’s ten-versed hymn – ‘Dasha Shloki’

Adi Shankara met his Guru Govindapadacharya for the first time and the Guru asked Shankara who he was. Shankara’s reply was in the form of ten verses each ending with the words ‘Shivah Kevaloham’ (I am of the form of … Continue reading

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Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi

किं  स्वरूपमित्यात्मादर्शने | अव्ययाभवा  आपुर्णचित्सुखं || (उपदेश  सार: २८ )   Kim svaroopamityaatmadarshane| Avyayabhava apurnachitsukham|| (Upadesha sara: 28) “What is my nature?”, thus enquiring one realizes the Self and knows the Self to be indestructible, unborn, all encompassing, complete Consciousness-Bliss. Bhagavan Ramana … Continue reading

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Guru’s Grace

There was a great Yogi Changdeva Maharaj, who lived for 1400 years during the time of Sant Jnaneshwar Maharaj. He changed his body every 100 years by his yogic powers (kaya-kalpa). He possessed many powers (siddhis) but was not a … Continue reading

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Jivanmuktasya lakshanam

अतीताननुसन्धानं  भविष्यदविचराणां | औदासीन्यमपि  प्राप्ते  जीवन्मुक्तस्य  लक्षणं ||(विवेकचूडामणि – ४३३)   No thought for the enjoyments of the past, no thought for the future and indifference even for the present – this is the indication of a jivanmukta. || (Vivekachoodamani: … Continue reading

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Hari Om Guruji !

जन्मदिनं  इदं  अयि  प्रिय  गुरोः शंतनोतु  ते  सर्वदा  मुदं  | प्रार्थयामहे  भव  शतायुषि ईश्वर  सदा  त्वम्च  रक्षतु  | पुण्यकर्मणा  किर्तिमर्जय जीवनं  तव  भवतु सार्तकं ||

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