Mantra 0n Guru.
1. Guroor Brahmaa Guroor Vishnu, Guroor Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshaat Para Brahm Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah
Meaning - Guru is verily the representative of Brahm, Vishnu and Shiv. He creates,
sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a Guru.
2. Akhand Mandalaakaaram Vyaaptam Yenam charaa charam, Tatpadam Darshitaam Yena Tasmai Sri Gurave Namah.
Meaning: Guru can guide us to the supreme knowledge of THAT which pervades all
the living and non-living beings in the entire Universe (namely Brahm). I salute
such a Guru.
3. Agyaan Timiraandhasya Gyaan Anjana Shalaakayaa Chakshuh Unmeelitam Yenam,
Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: A Guru can save us from the pangs of ignorance (darkness) by applying
to us the balm of knowledge or awareness of the Supreme, I salute such a Guru.
4. Sthaavaram Jangamam Vyaaptam Yatkinchit Sacharaa Charam, TatPadm Darshitam Yen Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: That Guru who can enlighten us about the all pervading consciousness
present in all the three world or states (of Jaagrat, Swapn and Sushupti ...
activity, dream and deep sleep state), I salute such a Guru.
5. Chinmayam Vyaapi Yatsarvam Trailokya Sacharaa Charam, TatPadam Darshitam Yen Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: That revered Master who directs my attention to the ONE divinity
existing in all that is inert (immobile) as well as that which is active
(mobile), I salute such a Guru.
6. Sarv Shruti Shiro ratna Viraajit Padaambujah, Vedaantaambuj Sooryo Yah Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: That Guru who is the ocean of the Shruti (Ved), the Sun of knowledge
(who can destroy our ignorance with these rays), I salute such a Guru.
7. Chaitanyah Shaashwatah
Shaanto Vyomaateeto Niranjanah Bindu Naad Kalaateetah Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: That Guru who is the representative of the unchangeable, ever present,
peaceful spirit, who is one pointed and beyond the realm of space and time, whose
vision is always enchanting, I salute such a Guru.
8. Gyaan Shakti Samaaroodhah Tattwa Maalaa Vibhooshitah Bhukti Mukti Pradaaneyn Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: The one who is an ocean of knowledge, who is always in Yog (in unison
with God) who is adorned by the knowledge of the God principle, the One Who can
liberate us from this mundane existence, I salute such a Guru.
9. Anek Janm Sampraapt Karm Bandh Vidaahine Aatm Gyaan Pradaanen Tasmai Sri Gurave Namah.
Meaning: The one who can help us free from the chain of karma accumulated over
several lives, by teaching us the knowledge of the self (Aatm Gyaan), I salute
such a Guru.
10. Shoshanam Bhav Sindhoshch Gyaapanam Saar Sampadah, Guroor Paadodakam Samyak Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: The one who can help us cross this ocean of life, the one who can reveal to
us the Divine, I adore his Paadukaa (hold on to his feet), I salute such a Guru.
11. Na Guroor Adhikam Tattwam, Na Guroor Adhikam Tapah, Tattwa Gyaanaat Param Naasti Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: There no greater principle than the Guru; there is no greater penance
than the Guru; There is no greater knowledge than meditation on such a Guru. I
salute such a Guru.
12. Mannaatah Shree Jagannaatho Madguruh Shree Jagad Guruh Mad Aaatm Sarv Bhootaatmaa, Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: The Lord of the world is my Lord and the Guru of the World is my Guru,
the SELF in me is the same which is present in all (the same divinity inherent
in all beings). I salute such a Guru (who gives me this insight).
13. Guroraadi Anaadishch Guruh Param Daivatam, Guroh Parataram Naasti, Tasmai Shree Gurave Namah.
Meaning: The Guru has neither beginning nor end; the Guru is the ultimate God (in the visible
form). There is nothing beyond this Guru principle, and I salute such a Guru.
14.Dhyaan moolam Guroor Moortih, Poojaa moolam Guroh Padam, Mantra moolam Guror Vaakyam, Moksha Moolam Guru Kripaa.
Meaning: The Guru's form is the best to meditate upon; the Guru's feet are the best for worship;
the Guru's word is the mantra; the Guru's Grace is the root of liberation.
15. Brahm Aanandam Param Sukhadam Kevalam Jyaan Murtim, Dhvandhvaa Theetham Gagan Saddrisham
Tattwam Asyaadi Lakshyam Ekam Nityam Vimalam Achalam
Sarvaadhi Saakshee Bhootam Bhaavaateetam Trigun Rahitam Sadgurum Tam Namaami.
Meaning: This Shlok tries to describe the qualities of a true Guru. A real Guru
has the following qualities. He experiences the supreme Bliss of Brahmaanand
(transcedental divine bliss). He enjoys and confers changeless supreme happiness.
He is beyond space and time (there is nothing higher than him). He is the embodiment
of wisdom which is the basis for all types of knowledge. He transcends the pair of
opposites (such as happiness and sorrow, gain and loss). He is more Omnipresent than
space itself. He is the very embodiment of the Divine principle, which is the inner
meaning of the four great pronouncements.
Pragyaanaam Brahm, Aham Brahmasmi, Tat Twam Asi and Ayam Aatm Brahm.
He is One without a second (Ekam).
He never changes under any circumstances (Nithyam).
He is without any type of impurity (Vimalam).
He is steady and motionless (Achalam) .
He is the witness of everything (Sarvaadhi Saakshee)
He transcends mental comprehension and verbal explanation. He is beyond the
three Gun (Satttwa, Rajas and Tamas).
I offer my humble salutations to such a Guru who possesses all these qualities.