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Re: Guru is necessary for a man
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2006, 10:07:12 PM »
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  • JAI SAI RAM!!!

    The sadgurus, the perfect masters, say that God is attained by grace alone and not your endeavors. He would be small compared to you if He could be attained by your endeavors. He is infinitely greater. No sooner are you empty than you are filled.

    When the rains come it rains equally on the mountains as in the valleys. The valleys get filled; the mountains remain dry. The mountains are filled and have no place for water, but the valleys are empty, so they fill with water and form lakes.

    God showers on all alike. He shows no discrimination. Existence is the same for everyone, without any differentiation. There is no question of the worthy or unworthy, sinner or saint. God's grace showers on all alike just as the skies cover everything beneath. But those who are filled with themselves miss his grace, because there is no room within. Those who are empty inside become filled, because there is enough space.
    When the I-ness falls He himself comes, and the I-ness persists as long as there is hope for attainment.

    OM SAI RAM!!!
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #46 on: March 01, 2006, 02:11:28 PM »
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  • Jai Sai Ram.

    Guru Brahmaa Guru Vishnu
    Guru Devo Maheswara
    Guru Saaksaat Param Brahma
    Tasmai Shri Guruve Namaha

    Meaning

    Guru Is Brahmaa (Who plants the qualities of goodness)
    Guru Is Vishnu (Who nurtures and fosters the qualities of goodness)
    Guru Is Maheswara (Who weeds out the bad quality)
    Guru Is Supreme Brahman Itself
    Prostration Unto That Guru

    Om Sai Ram.



    OM SAI RAM !
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI !!

    -Anju
    Om Sai Ram !

    -Anju

    "Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear."

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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #47 on: March 10, 2006, 03:16:54 PM »
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  • A guru shows the path of enlightenment to seekers.

    Gu denotes darkness (ignorance) and

    ru denotes the removal of that darkness.

    The word guru has two other meanings.

    In the first one,

    gu signifies guna titha (one who has transcended the three gunas)

    and ru signifies the formless aspect (one who has grasped that).

    Gur means heavy or weighty, signifying the weight of the guru's wisdom, which can benefit others.

    Jaisairam.


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    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #48 on: March 10, 2006, 03:18:22 PM »
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  • The guru is both a formal teacher and a spiritual preceptor.

    He is a storehouse of spiritual energy, which he can transmit to

    other.

    He helps the aspirant to polish his inner self till it reflects

    the light of truth.

     In the Shirdi Sai Satcharita a seeker asks Shirdi Baba:

    "Where to go?" Baba replies: "High up".

     The seeker then asks: "How to go there?" Baba answers:

    "Take a guide, he will take you straight and make you avoid the

    ditches and wild beasts in the jungle".

    Even avatars like Rama and Krishna subjected themselves to the

    tutelage of worthy gurus like Vashishta and Sandipani.

    The guru-shishya parampara honours the teacher as God and promotes

    reverence for Vidya (knowledge).

    It inculcates humility in the student and respect and gratitude in

    him for the dispenser of knowledge.

    Other noble virtues like discipline, dedication sense of duty,

    sacrifice and compassion also evolve with the guru's help.

    Jaisairam!!!!!!!!!



    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #49 on: March 10, 2006, 03:19:30 PM »
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  • A true guru guides you on the spiritual path to salvation.

    He promotes your furtherance on the Godward path.

    He is also the one who grants great inspiration to good orks.

    'Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Mhaeshwara,

    Gurur Sakshat Parabrahma, Tasmaye Shri Guruvay Namaha'.

     In this sloka the guru is compared with the trinity of Gods –

    Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara – because a sincere guru has to

    take on all the three functions of the trinity – creation

    (of good qualities), sustenance (of higher nature) and

    destruction (of negative qualities).

    Jaisairam!!!!!!!!!!

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    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #50 on: March 30, 2006, 06:40:14 AM »
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  • One who has no separate identity,

    one who is disciplined towards the Guru,

    is a disciple.


    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #51 on: April 19, 2006, 01:37:22 AM »
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  • The form of Guru is the root of meditation,
    The feet of the Guru are the root of worship,
    The teaching of the Guru is the root of all hymns and
    The Grace of the Guru is the root of salvation.




    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #52 on: May 10, 2006, 12:33:18 AM »
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  • Guru is beyond gender, beyond form, and is the Supreme Divinity.

    Guru is in your heart, in the heart of all living beings.


    JAISAIRAM!!!!!!!!!

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    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #53 on: May 12, 2006, 08:39:07 PM »
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  • "The teachings of a Guru are of no use to a man who is full of egoism and who only thinks about the material objects.

    Purification of mind is absolutely necessary.

    Without it, all our spiritual endeavors are nothing but a useless pomp.

     My treasury is full and I can give anyone what he wants but I have to see whether he is qualified to receive it" - Sai Baba of Shirdi.

    Jaisairam.


    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #54 on: June 03, 2006, 11:46:44 PM »
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  • JAI SAI RAM!!!

    Gur Dhobi Sikh Kapda, Saboo Sirjan Har
    Surti Sila Pur Dhoiye, Nikse Jyoti Apaar

    Guru the washer man, disciple is the cloth. The name of God liken to the soap wash the mind on foundation firm to realize the glow of Truth

    My Understanding :

    In this Doha, Kabir shows the quality of a good teacher, the Guru. Like only by following the technique of washing clothes, the washer man cleans the cloth, same way the preceptor or the teacher takes upon himself to cleanse the mind of his disciples and guide them to realize the Truth within.

    Viewed in context of our day to day life, we can observe that only when we are totally involved in our actions, only then we can be assured of achieving results.  Diligence, dedication and total intensity is required while performing any act, only then one finds the true joy, the fulfillment.

    OM SAI RAM!!!

    अपना साँई प्यारा साँई सबसे न्यारा अपना साँई - रमेश रमनानी

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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #55 on: June 04, 2006, 06:07:01 AM »
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  • Without a Sadhguru..

    A life without a spiritual perfect master (Sadhguru) is incomplete. Though one may acquire immense wealth, have a nice family, lots of friends and relatives; yet there is always something missing deep inside. During our life time a few will remain with us from birth and a few will part in between. But when the time comes for us to depart no one except the Sadhguru can come to our aid. After birth, mother and father are with us. In the course of life, friends and relatives are with us. But when we leave the mortal coil only the Sadhguru can safely guide us to the shore of unknown oceans.

    Without the Sadhguru's teachings and sayings, knowledge of the spirit cannot be acquired. Without the master's love, there is no devotion. It is the spiritual power of the master that leads one to atonenment. Without the Sadghuru, how helpless is one! On one, who longs for the masters holy feet, whose eyes always yearn to see the face of the master and who takes shelter at the door of the masters abode, falls the grace of the master that will safely anchor the soul.

    While there is still time left, flock to the Sadhguru and seek mercy for acts of speech, word and deed done knowingly or unknowingly in the three states of existence. For out of Sadhguru's mercy arises the rest!  

    Jaisairam.



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    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    Re: Guru is necessary for a man
    « Reply #56 on: June 05, 2006, 10:46:51 PM »
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  • Guru is God. A word from him is a word from God. He need not teach anything.
    Even his presence or company is elevating, inspiring and stirring. The very
    company itself is self-illumination. Living in his company is spiritual
    education. Read ‘Sri Granth Sahib’. You will come to know the greatness of
    Guru.

    Jaisairam.

    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    « Reply #57 on: June 05, 2006, 10:48:27 PM »
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  • The Need For A Guru


    For a beginner in the spiritual path, a Guru is necessary. To light a
    candle, you need a burning candled Even so, an illumined soul alone can
    enlighten another soul.

    Some do meditation for some years independently. Later on, they actually
    feel the necessity for a Guru. They come across some obstacles in the way.
    They do not know how to obviate these impediments or stumbling blocks. Then
    they begin to search for a Master.

    Only the man who has already been to Badrinath will be able to tell you the
    road leading to it. In the case of the spiritual path, it is still more
    difficult to find your way. The mind will mislead you very often. The Guru
    will be able to remove pitfalls and obstacles, and lead you along the right
    path. He will tell you: “This road leads you to Moksha; this one leads to
    bondage.” Without this guidance, you might want to go to Badrinath, but find
    yourself in Delhi!

    The scriptures are like a forest. There are ambiguous passages. There are
    passages that are apparently contradictory and others that have esoteric
    meanings, diverse significance and hidden explanations. There are cross
    references. You are in need of a Guru or Preceptor who will explain to you
    the right meaning, who will remove doubts and ambiguities, who will place
    before you the essence of the teachings.

    A Guru is absolutely necessary for every aspirant in the spiritual path. It
    is only the Guru who will find out your defects. The nature of egoism is
    such that you will not be able to find out your own defects. Just as a man
    cannot see his back, so also he cannot see his own errors. He must live
    under a Guru for the eradication of his evil qualities and defects.

    The aspirant who is under the guidance of a Master or Guru is safe from
    being led astray. Satsanga or association with the Guru is an armour and
    fortress to guard you against all temptations and unfavourable forces of the
    material world.

    Cases of those who had attained perfection without study under any Guru
    should not be cited as authoritative against the necessity for a Guru; for,
    such great men are the anomalies of spiritual life, and not the common
    normality. They come into existence as spiritual masters as a result of the
    intense service, study and meditation practised in previous births. They had
    already studied under the Guru. The present birth is only its continuative
    spiritual effect. Hence, the importance of the Guru is not lessened thereby.

    Some teachers mislead their aspirants. They say to all: “Think for yourself.
    Do not surrender yourself to any Guru.” When one says, “Do not follow any
    Gurus,” he intends to be the listeners’ Guru himself. Do not approach such
    pseudo-Gurus. Do not hear their lectures.

    All great ones had their teachers. All the sages, saints, prophets, world
    teachers, incarnations, great men have had their own Gurus, however great
    they might have been. Svetaketu learnt the nature of Truth from Uddalaka,
    Maitreyi from Yajnavalkya, Bhrigu from Varuna, Narada from Sanatkumara,
    Nachiketas from Yama, Indra from Prajapati; and several others humbly went
    to wise ones, observed strict Brahmacharya, practised rigorous discipline,
    and learnt Brahma-Vidya from them.

    Lord Krishna sat at the feet of His Guru Sandipani. Lord Rama had Guru
    Vasishtha who gave Him Upadesa. Lord Jesus sought John to be baptised by him
    on the banks of the river Jordan. Even Devas have Brihaspati as their Guru.
    Even the greatest among the divine beings sat at the feet of Guru
    Dakshinamurti.

    A neophyte must have a personal Guru first. He cannot have God as Guru to
    begin with. He must have a pure mind. He must have ethical perfection. He
    must be intensely virtuous. He must be above body-consciousness. Then alone
    can he have God as Guru.


    Jaisairam.

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    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    « Reply #58 on: June 05, 2006, 10:50:12 PM »
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  • Choosing The Guru


    If you find peace in the presence of a Mahatma, if you are inspired by his
    speeches, if he is able to clear your doubts, if he is free from greed,
    anger and lust, if he is selfless, loving and I-less, you can take him as
    your Guru. He who is able to clear your doubts, he who is sympathetic in
    your Sadhana, he who does not disturb your beliefs but helps you on from
    where you are, he in whose very presence you feel spiritually elevated—he is
    your Guru. Once you choose your Guru, implicitly follow him. God will guide
    you through the Guru.

    Do not use your reason too much in the selection of your Guru. You will fail
    if you do so. If you fail to get a first-class Guru, try to follow the
    instructions of the Sadhu who is treading the path for some years, who has
    purity and other virtuous qualities, and who has some knowledge of the
    scriptures. Just as a student of the Intermediate Class will be able to
    teach a student of Third Form when a professor with M.A. qualification is
    not available, just as a sub-assistant surgeon will be able to attend on a
    patient when the civil surgeon is not available, this second-class type of
    Guru will be able to help you.

    If you are not able to find out even this second-class type of Guru, you can
    follow the teachings contained in the books written by realised saints like
    Sri Sankara, Dattatreya and others. You can keep a photo of such a realised
    Guru, if available, and worship the same with faith and devotion. Gradually
    you will get inspiration, and the Guru may appear in a dream and initiate
    and inspire you at the proper time. For a sincere Sadhaka, help comes in a
    mysterious manner.


    Jaisairam.

    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
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    « Reply #59 on: June 05, 2006, 10:54:30 PM »
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  • Siksha Gurus And Diksha Gurus



    Man has a twofold duty here on earth—to preserve his life, and to realise
    his Self. To preserve his life, he has to learn to work for his daily bread.
    To realise his Self, he has to serve, love and meditate. The Guru who
    teaches him the knowledge of worldly arts is the Siksha Guru. The Guru who
    shows him the path of Realisation is the Diksha Guru. Siksha Gurus can be
    many—as many as the things he wishes to learn. Diksha Guru can be only
    one—the one who leads him to Moksha.

    Stick To One Guru
    >From a doctor, you get a prescription. From two doctors, you get
    consultation. From three doctors, you get your own cremation. Even so, if
    you have many Gurus, you will be bewildered. You will be at a loss to know
    what to do. One Guru will tell you: “Do Soham Japa.” Another will tell you:
    “Do Japa of Sri Ram.” A third Guru will tell you: “Hear Anahata sounds.” You
    will be puzzled. Stick to one Guru and follow his instructions.

    Listen to all, but follow one. Respect all, but adore one. Gather knowledge
    from all, but adopt the teachings of one Master. Then you will have rapid
    spiritual progress.


    Jaisairam.

    subhasrini
    OM SAI SRI SAI JAYA JAYA SAI!!!
    Let us pray at the feet of Sai Baba who is the incarnation of all gods and protector of all, to show mercy on us, and increase our devotion towards him.
    A Person, who has controlled his mind, can achieve any success in his life. How far you are trying to control your mind?
    The mind that judges not others ever remains tension-free.
    http://lh5.ggpht.com/_lOgd1uS-wX0/TCOlFNMxIBI/AAAAAAAAE88/GpxUgxnwioE/why_fear_when_i_am_here.jpg

     


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