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BHAGWAD GEETA SUGGESTS APPROACHING A GURU - THE SPIRITUAL MASTER

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Bhagwad Gita recommends a spiritual seeker to approach a Self realized person for the purpose of Liberation. Media controversies related to 'Babas' or 'Godman' should not confuse our minds.  
There are hundreds of true practitioners on whom media does not focus because they don't create sensation and don't contribute to TRPs. More over people can not identify them.  There is absolute necessity of a guru or the spiritual master if one wants to come out of the maize of illusion. We bring to notice two important Shlokas or verses from Bhagwad Gita for everyone’s contemplation. tad viddhi praṇipātena
paripraśnena sevayā
upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ
jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ
Synonyms:  tat — that knowledge of different sacrifices; viddhi — try to understand; praṇipātena — by approaching a spiritual master; paripraśnena — by submissive inquiries; sevayā — by the rendering of service; upadekṣyanti — they will initiate; te — you; jñānam — into knowledge; jñāninaḥ — the self-realized;…

QUALITIES OF A GURU

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QUALITIES OF A GURUWho can be a GURU? Why should a guru be accepted? What do the scriptures and widely respected gurus say on the subject?  We highlight some important aspects of the subject for the benefit of all.


1. QUALITIES OF A GURU
A great saint Sri Roop Goswami one of the foremost disciples of Lord Chaitanya has left a few instructions for his successors. Many serious spiritual seekers read them every day lest illusion (maya) starts controlling their mind. 
The first direction is as follows: vāco vegaṁ manasaḥ krodha-vegaṁ jihvā-vegam udaropastha-vegam etān vegān yo viṣaheta dhīraḥ sarvām apīmāṁ pṛthivīṁ sa śiṣyāt vācaḥ—of speech; vegam—urge; manasaḥ—of the mind; krodha—of anger; vegam—urge; jihvā—of the tongue; vegam—urge; udara-upastha—of the belly and genitals; vegam—urge; etān—these; vegān—urges; yaḥ—whoever; viṣaheta—can tolerate; dhīraḥ—sober; sarvām—all; api—certainly; imām—this; pṛthivīm—world; saḥ—that personality; śiṣyāt—can make disciples.
Translation: There is             the u…

Satva, Rajas & Tamas Gun : The Science of values

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Understanding The Science of Human Values Why should we practice higher values and renounce sub-human tendencies? Is it for the welfare of the society & nation? Is it to make the world a better place to live? Well! The reasons may be internal rather than external. They may be more personal than societal.
Bhagwad Geeta which is a summary of Indian wisdom provides the science behind Human Values. It describes the cause and effect relationship of practicing different values. It also guides us to be at the platform of ‘ABSOLUTE’ or ‘ADVAIT’ at which there is no duality of good-bad or high-low.
The subject can be understood by knowing "Prakrti  Ke  Teen  Gun or Three Modes of nature".  The following is the translation and description of important verses of Bhagwad Geeta on the subject. 



Material nature consists of three modes. 1.Saatvik  / Goodness 2.Rajsik  / Passion