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4:40 AM
@TheLittleNaruto That;s a great initiative. My times are limited but I will certainly try to join. In advaita, God and Guru are considered one.
4:52 AM
Q: Guru dakhshina before completion of education

KanthriCan a guru accept dakshina (not service) offered by a student before the education is complete?

5:17 AM
Q: Difference in Acharya, Upadhyaya, Guru

KanthriWhile explaining duties, Bhishma explains to Yudhistira that: One Acharya is superior to ten Brahmanas learned in the Vedas. One Upadhyaya is again superior to ten Acharyas. The father, again, is superior to ten Upadhyayas. The mother again, is superior to ten fathers, or perhaps, the whole worl...

5:30 AM
@GIRIBLR same is the case in any sampradaya of Dharma.
5:56 AM
@TheLittleNaruto Namaskar :)
Yes sure, but when? xD
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10:37 AM
@Swapnil ah right! That's what I forgot to tell lol.
It's gonna be at 8PM IST. @Swapnil @Archit @ParabrahmanJyoti @Pandya @TheDestroyer @GIRIBLR @Carmensandiego @HinduKid @RakeshJoshi @MrGreenGold and others.
10:50 AM
@TheLittleNaruto I'm in.
11:26 AM
ho is the Sad-Guru. Ramana Maharshi says that God, Guru and Self are one and the same. The Sad-Guru is within abiding always in the
profound depths of the Self. All sadhana is meant to remove the ignorant idea that he is outside, that we are separate
from the Self so that we may discover in the end first
intellectually and then as living truth that the seeker himself
never was anything else but that which he was seeking
with so much effort. Still this seemingly unnecessary effort
is a vital condition in one’s sadhana till it becomes effortless.
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2:32 PM
I think we can start now.
Let's start with this famous shloka:
> गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु र्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरु साक्षात परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
    Guru is the Creator (Brahma), Guru is the Preserver(Vishnu), GuruDeva is Destroyer(Maheshwara)
    Guru is the absolute (singular) Lord himself, Salutations to that Sri Guru
Anyone joined ?
@GIRIBLR I think we 3 only
I wonder what is source of this well known shloka
Do you guys know?
@HinduKid ^
2:45 PM
oh, i remeber some part
brahma, vishu, shiva tried to test a devotee and devotee chanted that !.. I think
Ok that's good
@HinduKid Oh
So that's from some Pauranic story?
yes, found it. A Devotee Named Kutsa
I think this shloka is present in Guru Gita
2:51 PM
oh, you were asking, from which text, shloka is taken from!..

i thought you were asking story!. XD
In any case, in the above verse, Guru is equated as God himself.
This is very important.
This is because Guru is God in human form.
Guru is one who teaches the essential Truth. So he is the
means for leading one to the attainment of the potency of mantra
and mudra.
important ^^
In Malinivijaya, it has been said (Siva addressing Parvat
"One, who knows all the principles in their essentials, being
able to throw light on the virility or efficiency of mantras, is a
guru like myself." (11,10).
In Spandakarika, such matters being well known have not been
treated. But in a way this matter has also been treated there in
the last verse which is as follows:
"I offer my homage to that wonderful teaching of my guru,
serving as a boat in crossing the fathomless ocean of doubts
and full of such words as express wonderful, uncommon ideas."
(IV 1).
@HinduKid Checking
Or guru may be said to be the power of divine grace. As
has been said in Malinivijaya "That (the power of grace) has
been said to be the collective whole of saktis, that has been said
to be the mouth of the guru, i.e. the guru's power of grace."
In Mantrisirobhairava also, the same idea has been expressed
in the following way.
"Guru's power of grace inherent in the mouth of the guru is
greater than the guru himself." That power of grace affording
@HinduKid That's a good finding. Good job!
With all these been said, Guru is like a mother who nourishes and look after his disciple like his own child and shape him better.
3:07 PM
@TheLittleNaruto Sadhu!
I think it takes a lot of good Karma and grace of divine mother to receive blessings of Guru.
Very true. The word 'Guru' means the one 'who's the dispeller of darkness'.
Finding such a divine incarnate must need a lot of good karma.
But there is this one thing
In today's world, finding a right Guru is very difficult.
One should read Kaularnava's Ullasha 11 to 13 which explains the characteristics of Guru and also characteristics of disciple :)
A good read:
Q: Why "GURU" is equal to "supreme GODS"?

Avis"Gurur brahmaa gurur vishnuh gurur devo maheshvarah gurur saakshaat parabrahma tasmai shree gurave namah." Translation: Know the Guru to be Brahma himself. He is Vishnu. He is also Shiva. Know Him to be the Supreme Brahman, and offer the adorations unto that peerless Guru. Why is Guru ...

3:23 PM
@TheLittleNaruto Ah, I feel it :P
this is deep scriptural discussion
@Swapnil xD
@MrGreenGold Yes feel free to participate :)
I don't have such scriptural background, I've just read contemporary stuff. 🙏
@MrGreenGold Whatever it is, feel free to share your thoughts on Guru.
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4:55 PM
@TheLittleNaruto most likely Skanda Purāṇa Uttara Kanda (not in print it seems)
@Archit It's in Guru Gita
@TheLittleNaruto Which Shloka?
@Archit Namaskarah!
3 hours ago, by TheLittleNaruto
> गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु र्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरु साक्षात परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः
5:15 PM
@TheLittleNaruto True
Happy Guru Poornima :)
@Pandya Happy Guru Purnima :)
5:57 PM
All I know is realisation or mukti or God's grace cannot happen without Guru's help. And according to Advaitic traditions Guru just transmists information, not logical or verbal information, but information deep at the level of auric or pranic level, which may or may not be supplemented with verbal information exchange. Therefore Guru is of paramount importance.
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9:44 PM
Q: What is the scriptural stance on taking Datura Stramonium (Jimsonweed)

Aupakarana AbhibhaaThe main reason why Datura is different to the other intoxicants for scriptural reasons is that it is thoroughly unpleasant in terms of recreational use and thus it shouldn't be possible to get addicted to it. It is also cheap, often legal (due to it not being addictive), and very powerful, causi...


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