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July 1983

Double-edged Blessings of the Guru
Swami Nishchalananda Saraswati

Editorial: Guru Dakshina
Dharmakeerti (Dr. Usha Sundaram)

My Life in Rishikesh
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Experiences with Swamiji
Swami Amritananda Saraswati

When the Quest for Guru Begins
Swami Satyasangananda Saraswati

The Authentic Guru
Dr. Swami Shankardevananda Saraswati MB, BS (Syd.)

Faith in Guru
Swami Nityabodhananda Saraswati

Shaktipat
Swami Satyananda Saraswati

Satsang
Swami Atmamuktananda Saraswati

Guru Seva
Swami Sharanananda Saraswati

Samadhi - a mono act play
Swami Swayambodhananda Saraswati

When Guru Passes Away
C. and P. Frey

Awake, Everyday is Guru Poornima
Swami Atma Prakash Saraswati

Guru Stotram


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Guru Stotram

A selection from 'Guru Gita' as given in Uttarakhand section of 'Skanda Purana' in the form of a dialogue between Shiva and Uma (Shakti).

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwara
Guru Sakshat Param Brahma
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namah

Guru is Brahma, Guru is Vishnu, Guru is Lord Maheshwara. Guru is verily the supreme reality. Sublime prostrations to Him.

Dhyanamoolam Guru Murti
Pujamoolam Guru Padam
Mantra Moolam Guru Vakyam
Moksha Moolam Guru Kripa

The bestowal of liberation is only the Guru's grace. Real worship is of the Guru's feet. The basis of all mantras is the words of the Guru. The bestowal of liberation is only the Guru's grace.

Akhanda Mandalakaram
Vyaptam Yena Characharam
Tat Padam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha

I prostrate to the Sadguru by whom the whole world, comprising of unbroken consciousness, is pervaded and filled through and through in every moving and unmoving object. Sublime salutations to the Guru who is established in That and who has awakened me to its realisation.

Manathaha Shri Jagannatha
Madguru Shri Jagadguru
Madatma Sarvabhutatma
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha

My Lord is the Lord of the Universe. My Guru is the Guru of the whole world. My Self is the Self of all beings, therefore I prostrate to my Guru who has shown me this.

Gyana Shakti Samarudham
Tatwa Mala Vibhushitam
Bhukti Mukti Pradata Cha
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha

He who is established in spiritual knowledge and power, who is adorned with the garland of truth, the Reality, He who bestows both liberation and enjoyment here in this world... to that Guru sublime, Salutations.

Sthavaram Jangamam Vyaptam
Yatkinchit Sacharacharam
Tatpadam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha

Whatever is moving and unmoving and that which pervades whatever is animate and inanimate, to that Guru who reveals all these things, sublime Salutations.

Chinmayam Vyapitam Sarvam
Trai Lokyam Sacharacharam
Tatpadam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha

I prostrate to the Guru who has made me realise that essence which pervades past, present and future and all things moving and unmoving.

Chaitanyam Shashvatam Shantam
Vyomateetaha Niranjanaha
Bindu Nada Kala Teetaha
Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha

Prostrations to the Guru who is eternal, peaceful, unattached, full of light and knowledge, beyond the stages of Nada, Bindu and Kala, and who transcends even the ether.

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