** GURU MAHIMA **

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Our Reverential Salutations to SathGuru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal…

(our Guru)

(Incarnation of Lord ShivaSesha!)

Our Reverential Salutations to SathGuru Sri Guru Mahadev…

(our Parama Guru)

(Sri Vidhya Upasaka, Hanuman Upasaka,

Medium of Sri Rajarajeshwari Ambal,

– A Self-Realized Great Spiritual Guru)

Our Reverential Salutations to SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal…

(our Parama Guru and Parameshti Guru)

(God-incarnation-Sathpurusha-Mahan-Siddhapurusha-Para-Brahma-the lord of Universe appeared in human form as Divine Mother Sri Kamakshi Devi (Kanchipuram) 1871AD and attained Maha Samadhi in the year 1929 AD)

“GURU SMARAN”


GURU STOTRAM

गुरुर् ब्रह्मा गुरु विश्णु:

गुरुर् देवो महेश्वर: I

गुरुर् सक्षात् परब्रह्म:

तस्मै श्री गुरवे नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to the Guru,

who Himself

is Lord Brahma – the creator,

Lord Vishnu – the sustainer,

and Lord Shiva – the renewer of Life on Earth.

Guru is the Incarntaion of transcendental divinity,

(the timeless life-principle,

which is the very essence of creation)

ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं

कॆवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिम् I

द्वन्द्वातीर्तम् गगनसडृशं

तत्वमस्यादिलक्ष्यं II

I prostrate to that Sathguru,…

who is the Brahman, who is Bliss,

who is the granter of Supreme Happiness,

who is the Deity of Absolute Knowledge…

एकं नित्यं विमलमचल्म्

सर्वधीसाक्षिभूतं I

भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहितम्

सद्गुरुं तम् नमामि II

I prostrate to that Sathguru,

who is beyond the pairs of opposites,

who is vast like Ether,

who is One, Eternal, Pure and Changeless,

who is the Witness of all the states of the mind,

who Transcends Modifications,

who is devoid of the three modes of Prakriti

अखण्ड मण्डलाकारम्

व्याप्तम् यॆन चराचरम् I

तत्पदम् दर्शितम् यॆन

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who revealed to me that Truth,

which is Unfragmented, Infinite,

and a Timeless Divinity,

and which pervades the entire Universe

movable or unmovable!

सर्वश्रुति शिरॊरत्न

विराजित पदाम्बुज: I

वॆदान्ताम्बुज सूर्यॊ यस्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to the Guru,

who is like a Sun, to the Blossoming Lotus,

like the Mantras of Upanishads;

and at whose Lotus Feet lie the Beautiful flowers,

symbolizing the most precious of Jewels – the Vedas!

चैतन्यम् शाश्वतम् शान्तं

व्यॊमातीतम् निरन्जनम् I

नादबिन्दु कुलातीतम्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to the Guru,

who is the very form of Eternal Consciousness,

which is of the Nature of Peace..

He transcends space & time,

beyond the manifest, and the unmanifest…

– the primordial sound!

स्थावरम् जन्गमम् चैव

तथा चैव चराचरम् I

व्याप्तं यॆन जगत्सर्वम्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to the Guru,

who revealed to me the Essence,

which pervades everything in this world,

whether animate or inanimate, movable or immovable!

ज्ञानशक्ति समारूढस्

तत्वमाला विभूशित: I

भुक्तिमुक्ति प्रदाता यस्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who is established in Knowledge and Power,

whom the garland-of-Knowledge adorns,

and who grants both worldly prosperity

and spiritual liberation!

अनॆक जन्म सम्प्राप्त

सर्व कर्म विदाहिनॆ I

स्वात्मज्ञान प्रभावॆन

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who by imparting Self-Knowledge,

has burnt away in a whiff,

the very bondage of karmic deeds,

which had taken infinite lives to accumulate!

न गुरॊरधिकम् तत्वं

न गुरॊरधिकम् तप: I

तत्वं ज्ञानात्परं नास्ति

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

There is no Higher Truth than the Guru,

no Higher Penance than (service to) the Guru,

no Higher Knowledge than that imparted by the Guru…

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who is Himself, that very Timeless Truth..

(and Who has taken up a Form

to bless His disciples with Knowledge of Brahman)!

मन्नाथ श्री जगन्नाथॊ

मद्गुरुस्त्रिजगद्गुरु: I

ममात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Lord is the Lord of Universe;

My Guru is the Guru of the entire universe;

who is my Self,

and the Self in all beings…

My salutations at the lotus-feet of such a Guru,

who has revealed such knowledge to me!

ध्यानमूलम् गुरॊमूर्ति:

पूजामूलम् गुरॊ: पदम् I

मन्त्रमूलम् गुरॊर्वाक्यम्

मोक्षमूलम् गुरॊ: कृपा II

The object of meditation is the Guru’s form,

The object of worship is the Guru’s feet…

The object of mantra is the Guru’s word,

Liberation is had only through the Guru’s grace…

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च

गुरु: परमदैवतम् I

गुरॊ: परतरं नास्ति

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

The Guru is the beginning of the Universe,

yet He Himself is without a beginning,

the Guru is the Supreme Deity,

and there is none Higher than the Guru.

My Reverential Salutations

at the Lotus-Feet of such a Guru!

गुरुरॆव जगत्सर्वम्

ब्रह्मविश्णुशिवात्मकम् I

गुरॊ: परतरं नास्ति

तस्मात् सम्पूजयॆद्गुरुम् II

The Guru alone is the Whole World

including the worlds of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva….

Nothing exists that is Superior to the Guru…

the Guru is to be Worshipped!

अज्ञान् तिमिरान्धस्य

ज्ञानाञ्जन् शलाखया I

चक्शुरुन्मीलितम् यॆन

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who has awakened mine eyes,

with the collyrium stick of knowledge,

the eyes of whom was rendered blind

by the darkness of ignorance!

शॊशणम् भव सिन्धॊश्च

ग्यापनम् सार सम्पद: I

गुरॊ: पादोदकम् सम्यक्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

Even by the very sipping of the Charanamrutam

(the water with which the feet of Guru is washed),

we get blessed by the eternal wealth

of Liberating Knowledge…,

which dries up the endless ocean

of materialism & the subsequent sorrows.

My Salutations to the Lotus-Feet

of that Glorious Gurudev!

यत्सत्यॆन जगत् सर्वम्

यत् प्रकाशॆण भंति यत् I

यदानन्दॆन नन्दन्ति

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

I prostrate to the Glorious Guru,

by whose Existence the world exists,

whose Effulgence Illumines the world,

and whose Bliss,

is the happiness of all beings!

यस्य देवे पराभक्ति:

यथा देवॆ तथा गुरौ I

तस्यैतॆ कथिताह्यर्था:

प्रकाशन्तॆ महात्मन: II

He whose devotion to the Lord is Supreme,

and one who has as much devotion to the Guru as to the Lord,

unto him, that High-Souled One,…

the meaning of the Sacred texts stand revealed!

गुरुरॆव जगत्सर्वम्

ब्रह्मविश्णुशिवात्मकम् I

गुरॊ: परतरं नास्ति

तस्मात् सम्पूजयॆद्गुरुम् II

Guru alone is our Universe,

including the worlds of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva….

Nothing exists, that is Superior to the Guru…

Hence, the Guru is to be worshipped.

त्वमॆव माता च पिता त्वमॆव

त्वमॆव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमॆव I

त्वमॆव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमॆव

त्वमॆव सर्वम् मम देव देव II

O Lord!

You alone are my Mother, my Father!

my Kith and Kin!

You alone are my Knowledge, and Wealth!

You are my Everything! My Lord and Master!

“GURU STAVAN”



What is the True nature of the Guru?

Contents

  1. The nature of Guru
  2. God and the Guru
  3. Incarnations and the Guru
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