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Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu


Guru Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshat Para Brahma
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha

Meaning:Guru is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and


Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of
ignorance. I salute such a Guru.

2. Akhanda Mandalaakaaram
Vyaaptam Yenam charaacharam
Tatpadam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

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 Brahman). I salute such a Guru.

3. Agnyaana Timiraandhasya
Gnyaana Anjana Shalaakayaa
Chakshuhu Unmeelitam Yenam
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

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
TatPadam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

Meaning: That Guru who can enlighten us about the all pervading
consciousness present in all the three world or states
(of Jaagrath, Swapna and Sushupti ... activity, dream and deep sleep
state), I salute such a Guru.

5. Chinmayam Vyaapi Yatsarvam


Trailokya Sacharaa Charam
TatPadam Darshitam Yena
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.
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. Sarva Sruti Shiroratna


Viraajita Padambujaha
Vedaantaambuja Sooryo Yah
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

Meaning: That Guru who is the ocean of the Srutis (Vedas), the Sun
of knowledge (who can destroy our ignorance with these rays), I
salute such a Guru.

7. Chaitanyah Shaashwatah Shaantho


Vyomaateeto Niranjanaha
Bindu Naada Kalaateetaha
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

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. Gnyaana Shakti Samaaroodah


Tatwa Maalaa Vibhooshitaha
Bhukti Mukti Pradaaneyna
Tasmai sri Gurave Namaha.

Meaning: The one who is an ocean of knowledge, who is always


in Yoga (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. Aneka Janma Sampraapta


Karma Bandha Vidaahine
Atma Gnyaana Pradaaneyna
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

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 (Atma Gnyaana), I salute such a Guru.
10. Shoshanam Bhava Sindhoscha
Gnyaapanam Saarasampadaha
Guror Padodakam Samyak
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

Meaning: The one who can help us cross this ocean of life, the one
who can reveal to us the Divine, I adore his Paadukaas (hold on to
his feet), I salute such a Guru.

11. Na Guror Adhikam Tatwam


Na Guror Adhikam Tapaha
Tatwa Gnyaanaat Param Naasti
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

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. Mannaathah Sri Jaganaatho


Madguruhu Sri Jagad Guruhu
Madh Atma Sarva Bhootaatma
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

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 Anaadischa


Guruh Parama Daivatam
Guroh Parataram Naasti
Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha.

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.

Dhyaanamoolam Gurur Moorthihi


Poojamoolam Guroh Padam
Mantramoolam Guror Vaakyam
Moksha Moolam Guru Krupa.
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.