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Guru Gita Quotes - A Collection Of Teachings From Guru Gita

A collection of quotes and teachings from Guru Gita.

All embodies souls on earth suffer because they labour under various kinds of illusion and delusion. They will not suffer if they adapt their lives to the tenets of dharma as per scriptures.

The Knowledge of Brahman resides in the mouth of the Guru. The disciples get it by devotion to the Guru.

“Gu” Kara means the darkness and “Ru” Kara means the remover of the darkness. On account of the power of removing darkness, the teacher is known by the significant name “Guru”.

The syllable ‘Gu’ is the darkness and the syllable ‘Ru’ is said to be light. There is no doubt that the Guru is indeed the Supreme Knowledge that dispels (the darkness of) ignorance.

The letter ‘Gu’ denotes that He is beyond the three Gunas and ‘Ru’ denotes that He is beyond forms. Because He is free from Gunas and forms, He is called the Guru.

The first syllable ‘Gu’ represents the principles such as maya and the second syllable ‘Ru’ the supreme knowledge that destroys the illusions of maya.

The Guru is one who instructs the disciple about attributeless, eternal Brahman, and there by reveals the Brahmanbhava (feeling of being Brahman) in his heart just like one lamp kindles another lamp is the Guru.

Teachings on Real Guru from Guru Gita

Guru devoid of Knowledge, who indulges in falsehood and who is full of vanity should be abandoned. Because when he is not able to find peace for himself, how is he to bestow peace on others?

What special knowledge has a stone in saving other stones from drowning? If it cannot swim across the river by itself; how can it help other stones to swim across?

They (such Gurus) are not at all fit to be worshipped whose reasoning creates painful delusion. Such Gurus should be abandoned from a distance. One should take refuge only in the self-realized ones.

Imposters, habitual sinners, atheists, those who are of the different temperament, slaves of woman, evildoers, ungrateful, roguish, those fallen from Karma Marga, cruel, who indulge in vain discussions, sensualists, those who are angry, violent, unyielding to reasoning, devoid of knowledge, great sinners, crooks , fools, such Gurus should be avoided; and one should only take refuge in the Self realized Guru with single minded devotion and discrimination.