Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guru Gita

In Guru Gita, Shiva says to Parvati :
Just as the ocean is the king of waters, the Param Guru (Saat Guru) is the king of Gurus. (179)'

'A Param Guru is free from attachment, etc; peaceful, always contented in Himself, independent, and one who considers the status of Brahma and Vishnu like a blade of grass. (180)'
By whose mere Darshan, one attains calmness, cheerfulness, and peace and steadfastness, and peace of mind, such a one is Param Guru(Saat Guru) (183)
Family traditions, wealth, strength, shastras, relatives, brothers, - none of these are useful to you at the time of death. Saatguru is the only saviour. (188)' 

The Kularnava Tantra (XIV/65) states,

'It is very rare to find a Saatguru who can give Shaktipat and rare to find a disciple worthy of receiving it. One gets such a Guru only as a result of past meritorious actions.'

In the Upanishads, five signs of Saatguru (True Guru) are mentioned.
'In the presence of the Saatguru; Knowledge flourishes (Gyana raksha); Sorrow diminishes (Dukha kshaya); Joy wells up without any reason (Sukha aavirbhava); Abundance dawns (Samriddhi); All talents manifest (Sarva samvardhan).

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