Importance of the Guru, Types of Guru and Gurumantra (Set of 2 Volumes)
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Importance of the Guru, Types of Guru and Gurumantra (Set of 2 Volumes)

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Item Code: NAN368
Author: Dr. Jayant Balaji Athavale
Publisher: Sanatan Bharatiya Sanskriti Sanstha
Language: English
Edition: 2015
ISBN: Vol. 1: 9789385575778
Vol. 2: 9789385575808
Pages: 136 (7 Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.0 inch X 5.5 inch
Weight 180 gm
Vol-1

Preface

Saint Tukaram Maharaj says, without the help of a Sadguru, we cannot find our path to Moksha (Final Liberation); hence, we should first hold the Guru's feet, that is, we should make efforts to obtain His grace. Saint Tukaram Maharaj further asks, 'Why are people blind? They have forgotten God (Sadguru)'.

Today, the daily life of most people is filled with hectic activity and problems. One who imparts precise knowledge on appropriate spiritual practice for acquiring peace of mind and Anand (Bliss) and how to perform it is none other than the Guru. As Saint Tukaram Maharaj rightly says, today's society has forgotten the importance of the Guru. The importance of the Guru described in this Holy text will help in creating faith in the Guru in the minds of the spiritually curious and the seekers.

In the life of a disciple, the Guru holds supreme importance; because a disciple cannot realise God without Guru. Through this Holy text, the disciple will understand the true nature of the Guru through various aspects such as the Guru's form exhibiting paternal love for the devotee, His compassionate nature, various mediums of bestowing grace on the disciple etc. This will lead to strengthening of devotion in the disciple unto the Guru and he will be able to obtain maximum benefit from the existence of the Guru.

The disciple is convinced of the Guru's importance; because, he has experienced the Guru's spiritual power. However, the individual in today's scientific era accepts only that which is tested by science; only then he believes in Spirituality and begins his spiritual journey. In this context, we have performed various experiments by using ‘PIP’ scientific technology on the photographs of our Guru H.H. Bhaktaraj Maharaj (Baba). A unique feature of this Holy text is a novel elucidation on how the greatness of the Guru is proved with the help of science.

Vol-2

Preface

The importance of the Guru is exceptional in the life of the disciple, because he cannot realize God without the Guru. What is the difference between Guru, Sadguru and Paratpar Guru? How to recognize a fake Guru? What are the attributes of a true Guru? What are the misconceptions about the Guru-mantra? Which is the true Gurumantra? etc. Such issues have been dealt with in this Holy text.

Contents

 

  Volume 1  
1 Guru 16
1A Origin 1B. Definition and meaning 16
1C History 17
1D Form of the Guru 18
1E The Guru Principle 18
2 Importance of the Guru 19
2A Glory of the Guru 19
2B According to the science of education 33
2C According to psychology 33
2D According to the science of Spirituality 33
  Making a disciple self-enlightened instead of making him a mere medium 35
  Disciple's progress takes place by the mere presence of the Guru 37
  Teaching even after renouncing the body 43
  Scientific experiments to prove the importance of the Guru at the spiritual level and the subtle-analysis performed by seekers 44
  Need for refutation 61
  What is the need of a Guru when texts are there? 61
  Like the clothes, Guru too should be carefully selected 62
  Volume 2  
1 Types of Gurus 14
  Type as per the form and absence of a Guru 14
  Guru, Sadguru and Paratpar Guru 18
  The Guru's nirgun form is superior to His segun form 29
  The fake or unauthorised Guru 29
2 Characteristics of the Guru 32
  Dnyen: (One possessing spiritual knowledge) 32
  The yearning to impart spiritual knowledge to a disciple 33
  Teaching the disciple according to his spiritual level 34
  Ability to get spiritual practice performed from the disciple 40
3 Gurudiksha, Anugraha, Guruvakya and Gurukilli 42
4 Gurumantra 46
  Meaning Importance 46
  Qualities required in the Guru for initiating chanting of God's Name (Meaning, spiritual practice) in others 49
  Spiritual level of the one imparting God's Name to the other and the importance of the words in the Name 49
  Misconceptions about the Gurumantra 50
  Power of the Gurumantra imparted by the Guru 56
  Receiving a Gurumantra from same Guru Principle 57
  The ritual of imparting a Gurumantra and the spiritual experience of the disciple at that moment 57
  No reduction in the Guru's energy upon His imparting a Gurumantra 58
  Why is it said that 'A Gurumantra should be kept secret ?' 59
5 Shri Gurucharitra 61
5A Glory of the Guru 5B. Gurumantra 61
5C Importance of devotion unto the Guru 61
5D Seva of the Guru and His grace 62
6 Gurugeeta 62
6A Importance of Shri Gurugeeta 62
6B The origin of the word 'Guru' and its meaning 63
6C Description of the Guru 63
6D Importance of the Guru 63
6E Disciple 6F. Fruit 66
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