Guru Bhakti: Being Authentic to Guru
July 31, 2015

Guru Bhakti, understand this word – Guru Bhakti. It is not just putting a few flowers in His feet, or doing some small puja, of course, that is a symbolic representation, but the real Guru Bhakti, understand, being authentic to Guru.

Let me explain that word – Guru Bhakti, being authentic to Guru. Look into your inner image, see how much of your inner image is influenced by Guru’s presence in your life. Look into your inner image, see in how much you are still stuck, with your old stupid identity and inner image, how much the Guru has influenced, the Guru’s presence has influenced and how much of your idea about you as you has changed.

Understand, your inner image is not you, not only your inner image is not you, what you think as your inner image is a screen, iron curtain, stopping you from experiencing the real you. See how much, your inner image has been influenced by your Guru’s presence in your life. If you continue to have your inner image without changing your living, you are living your logical life. Yesterday you are being sick, logically today you will be sick. Logically, tomorrow you will be sick, or more sick till death. That is supposed to be the logical life. Inspiration and energy, of the Guru, enters into your inner image, life will not be any more logical, it will become just magical. It is not anymore logical, it will simply become magical.

How much your inner image is inspired, influenced, by your Guru’s presence in your life? How much your outer image is inspired and influenced what kind of outer image you show to your Guru? And, what, how your Guru holds you. What is the Anyakaara He is having about you! Have you taken responsibility for it? What kind of an image you hold about Guru. And, the life around Guru, and the Sangha.

Understand, Guru Bhakti, is bringing authenticity in your relationship with Guru. Let your inner image, be as your Guru wants; whoever considers Me as your Guru. Understand, whoever considers Me as your Guru, for all of you, I am making it very clear, the inner image that I expect from you. I want you to have the inner image of Shivoham. My taste is very simple in anything. I just want the best thing. My taste is too simple. Go on transforming your inner image everyday, whether it is an inch, or middle, or kilometer, or mile, move towards SHIVOHAM. That’s the first step for any activism.

Please understand, any activism in your life, the first step is moving towards SHIVOHAM. Align your inner image towards what your Guru wants as your inner image. How you project yourself to your Guru—sit and align, sit and analyze, how He holds you, what is this anyakaara for you. Are you taking responsibility for it?

Understand, anyone who takes responsibility to align themself to My anyakaara, I commit with you, you experiencing Shivoham, is My responsibility. As Sadashiva. I give you the boon of Living Shivoham. When Guru ordains, He sustains, understand, I never ordained anything, which I cannot sustain. If I have told you, do completion for three months, I already sent the energy to do completion to you, and then only ask you to do. If Krishna is asking Kuchela to do all the danas whatever wealth is required for Kuchela to do the danas, Krishna has already sent to Kuchela’s house; only then He is asking Kuchela to do the danas.

Understand, anything I ordain, I have already sent whatever is required to you; I already sent whatever is needed to sustain it, only than I ordain. Be a man to stand up to Guru’s anyakaara. Impossibility is not cute. Impossibility is not cute. Nobody is here to celebrate your powerlessness. Powerlessness is not fashionable. Impossibility is not cute. Nobody is going to tell you, “Oh how innocent and cute he looks.” No! Shiva Ganas is the modern-day fashion. Be a Shiva Gana. Gana means filled in length, depth, breadth, let your length, breadth, depth, be filled by Shiva. That is the meaning, definition of Shiva Gana. Let not any dimension of you be left without being filled by Shiva.

Understand, let your length, breadth, depth, all dimensions be filled by Shiva. Sadashiva. That is the meaning of Shiva Gana. Remember, when Mahadeva ordains, He sustains. When Sadashiva ordains, He sustains. The living expression of Sadashiva, your Guru, when He ordains, He sustains. What is the influence of Guru in your inner image? What is the influence of your Guru in your outer image?

What kind of outer image you show to your Guru, and what is your Guru’s anyakaara for you. How much you have taken responsibility and what is your anyakaara towards you. How you hold him, what’s your inner image towards Guru and life. Align all the four to its highest possibility, that is Guru Bhakti. That is Guru Bhakti. Whether you understand, or don’t understand because you don’t understand you feel difficult you don’t want to clap, whatever may be your mind. This is Guru Bhakti.

Understand, the straight forward sacred truths, there is no compromise. Fools are those who ask short cut because the shortest cut is a straight line. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The shortest cut between any two points is a straight line. Understand, bring authenticity in your connection with the master. Bring integrity with your words with the Master. Bring responsibility with your commitment with the Master.

Only then, you can enrich the world about the master. Otherwise your enriching may be hypocritical marketing, to show you are trying to do something, or maintain your position in the Sangha. Maintain your status in the Sangha not your state.

First, bring authenticity with your connection with the Guru. Bring integrity with your words with the Guru, bring responsibility in your connection with the Guru, only then you will be enriched by Guru’s energy, and you can enrich the world with Guru’s energy. Otherwise, you may be just eating caca biryani, means crow biryani. You may be thinking you are eating biryani, but end up in eating crow biryani. Only when you are belching you understand you are *cah cah….Guru Bhakti is the first step towards achieving anything including enlightenment.

Even to start the spiritual process at least to start, may be the first step little bit of completion, or yoga or meditation, even for that you need, certain kind of at least basic trust, towards Guru. The initial form of Guru Bhakti, And ultimately, even for enlightenment Guru Bhakti is required. Guru Bhakti is required.

Actually Guru Bhakti itself is an independent method to lead you to Enlightenment without any other technique or methodology. Without a need to move your body to one side or other, blow your nose even once or stare into the mirror even once, or get into your past even once without any technique, any method, just Guru Bhakti alone is independently intelligent enough to lead you to enlightenment. I tell you even after enlightenment I realized the result of Enlightenment itself is eternally Guru Bhakti, that is all.

Actually after Enlightenment, what you are going to bring into you, what going to be your foundation cognition, your basic cognition to exist, is Guru Bhakti. Guru Bhakti is not your words, your own concept of Guru, it is authenticating yourself, authentically aligning yourself. Authenticating yourself, authentically aligning yourself to your Guru by aligning your inner image, outer image, others image, life image, with your Guru’s connection. It is actually not difficult, I tell you, the other day, one guy came and met me, actually even news article appeared about him, in the Facebook and all, he came and met me maybe few months before, actually just within 50,000 rupees, he has made helicopter. He is an India automobile mechanic, I was shocked, and it is really flying, two persons can fly in that. I was shocked, how 50,000, what did he do?

When I studied his inner space, he retained his innocence of “If eyes can see, hands can do.” Which is one of the greatest teaching I received from my Guru. Beautifully in Tamil, ( Tamil Kannu parkavum Kai seyananam athu thaan da manishan da)…means: if eye see, hands should do, only than you are a man. Actually, in temple, suddenly on a festival day, it was a Devi temple, festival day, the priest is not there to do the decoration, the sandal paste Alankara for that Devi. My Guru and me, both of us went to the temple, suddenly she told me, “have you seen the temple, the main Arunachaleswarar Temple they are doing the sandal paste Alankara.?” I said, “Yes, I have seen Ma.” She said, “Do it.” I said, “How?” Then she made a statement, (30:29) Tamil Kannu parka Kai seythyanam athu thaan da manishan poi seeyanam da… “If your eyes can see, then your hands should do.” I tell you, that is basically, the village Indians belief about himself. It is actually the western engineering education that destroys you, and makes you feel everything is difficult.

Unfortunately, in India, everybody first become engineer, only then they try to figure out what to do, what to become. I actually don’t read any English book, other than the scriptures’ English translation, because I don’t want to be influenced by that western thought currents. I learned English only downloading the spiritual material. Not by reading any shakesbeer, unshakesbeer, shanking beer, or unshaking beer, no.

Please understand, when you read Shakespeare, you learn to shake beer, because you get the thought current. It’s not that you just get English, you get the thought current. Just not to be influenced by the thought current I never read English literature, even though I don’t ever mind because of Enlightenment even the words which I use, to talk to you, first I create that consciously in Sanskrit and then translate. I continue to retain that ability consciously so that the thought current will never be influenced by the language developers. The language I am using English is only a medium. I do not want whatever I am sharing, teaching you guys, anywhere to be influenced by those guys who develop this language, their thought current. I am very clear, you should be inspired, impressed, and influenced only by the Masters, great Masters who developed the language of Sanskrit. So I retain the verbal flow, consciously, first generated in Sanskrit first and then translated into English to share with you all.

Listen, simply you can do it, don’t be stupid educated engineer. Still now, in our sacred arts department from making the wax model to finally finishing the carving of a deity. Whole thing I can do with my hand; from wax modeling to final finishing, polishing. Because I did not go properly to my diploma college. Otherwise, three years is a lot of time, they would have made me believe it is too difficult. In the whole three years, finally, the fellows who came out, come out what they learn, you know? Just threading one screw. Maybe the half-inch diameter the rod, they know how to thread it. That is all. That is the final project, practical imagination. And that also you have a choice. God saved me, and helped myself to save myself.

This concept of difficulty injected into human beings so that you can be kept as a slave forever, I tell you. Whoever injects the concept of difficulty renounce those people in your life. You will be saved forever. Whoever teaches you possible, possible, possible in your life by giving up anything, be around them you will be saved.

At the age of 11, once I ran away to Vadalur is a place in Tamil Nadu, a great saint Vallular lived there. I ran away, the only thing which brought me back is – if I am stuck with something with the idea of difficulty who will tell me it is possible and push me? Only my Gurus can tell. So I came back to my Guru’s feet. I said, “no, who will make me understand this possible? Only my Guru can.”

Guru’s feet is the ultimate tirtha. No parivrajika will help leaving Guru’s feet. That is the ultimate tirtha. Any parivrajika, in three day, depression; fourth day, suicidal depression; fifth day depression. Only a person who constantly tells you possible, accept him as Guru. And never leave him. Never leave him. Possibility is His statement. Positivity is his state. As I said, Guru is the statement of God. God is state of Guru. Let your statement be possibility always and your state mental be positivity always. Maybe a new word, it’s okay, state mental. Let your statement be possibility always and state mental always be possibility, and positivity always, let your statement be possibility and state mental be positivity.

Remember, today’s Guru Purnima message is Guru Bhakti. It means becoming authentic to your connection with the Guru. Becoming integrated to your connection with the Guru. Taking responsibility to align yourself with your Guru, enriching yourself and others with your Guru’s energy. Guru Bhakti is independently intelligent enough technique to lead you to, from step one, to ultimate enlightenment. And even after enlightenment, result for your life is Guru Bhakti, that is the ultimate Satya, ultimate prasad, Guru Bhakti is independently intelligent enough to reach you to Enlightenment.

Decide today. This one thing, clearly, strongly, with your whole being, you will become authentic, integrated, responsible, and enriching towards your connection with Guru. Whatever incompletions, karma which is stopping you, bring that and offer it with whatever you are offering today, as Sadashiva, I commit with you all, I will burn all those karmas and give you the greatest prasada, Guru Bhakti. Mahadeva says, Sadashiva says to Parvati, “Even if you see God, ask Him to give you Guru Bhakti.” Even when you have darshan of God, ask Him to give you Guru Bhakti. Because that will give you everything, and that is the result of everything. That is the first and last inspiration, don’t allow any stupid doll to do dash-dash on your Guru Bhakti. You fill the dash.

Don’t allow any stupid donkeys to do dash-dash on your Guru Bhakti. When they try to do dash-dash on your Guru Bhakti, what happens to them, you can see. Whatever negativity they spread their karma is coming back to them. I have not cursed them, but their karma is coming back to them. They are suffering. But finally, the fellow who lost is stupid you, by letting those donkeys do dash-dash on your Guru Bhakti. Do not allow any donkey to do dash-dash on your Guru Bhakti. Whoever tries to destroy your Guru Bhakti does the worst thing to you. Whoever strengthens your Guru Bhakti are doing the best thing to you. Because that is the life and goal. That is life and goal. Life, goal, result.

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