.....posts from 'Guru'


When Amma is not looking

(5 Dec '06)

5 December 2006 — Amritapuri Question & Answer with Amma Amma’s children throughout the world know the bliss that wells up in their hearts when Amma’s eyes find theirs. Gazing into that infinity of compassion, the mind stops, grows tender as a flower and one is overcome with love. In that love, the conviction of […]

Category : Around Amma | Guru | Satsang

Living in Guru’s presence

(9 Aug '03)

How fortunate we all are to be in a Guru-disciple relationship, living so intimately with a Mahatma like Amma, who is ever established in the Supreme Consciousness. We have so much personal contact with Her, and we are able to see the various ways in which She instructs and uplifts Her disciples and devotees. Many […]

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On Guru: Amma says

(9 Jul '01)

“Satsang and spiritual books have the power to turn our minds towards good thoughts. That alone, however, will not enable us to go forward with steady steps. Ordinary physicians will examine the patient and prescribe medicines. But if an operation is required, one has to see a surgeon. Likewise, to rid our minds of all […]

Category : Guru | Sadhana

The Guru Principle

(9 Jul '01)

Na Guroradhikam Tattvam Na Guroradhikam tapah Tattvajnanat param nasti Tasmai Sri Gurave namah. – Guru Gita If we read the lives of the great saints and spiritual seekers, we will see that, to many of them, the word “Guru” signifies the summum bonum of spiritual attainments and the divine grace responsible for it. It is […]

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Importance of the Guru

(9 Jul '01)

The Vedas and Shastras declare that it is impossible for anyone to achieve Self-Realization without the help of a Satguru. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna enjoins upon Arjuna, Tadviddhi pranipatena pariprashnena sevaya Upadekshayanti te jnanam jnaninah tattva-darshinah. ‘If you wish to know the truth of the Paramatman you must seek such Masters who have […]

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Devotion to the Guru

(9 Jul '01)

The true shishya (disciple) considers his Guru to be God Himself. The Guru Gita says that devotion to the Guru is one of the highest virtues of a seeker and cannot be obtained by those whose minds are impure or unfit for it. The shishya is protected by his Guru from all the dangers that […]

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