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    Guru Puja?

    Namaste Everyone!

    Can anyone pls tell me how pooja can be performed for a Guru! the mantras, various steps, right time, does it have to be performed everyday or on perticular days may be like GURU POORNIMA! etc that are required to Perform pooja for Guru!

    Thanks All!
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    Re: Guru Puja?

    Hari Om!

    Not the full requirement that you are looking for, but some ideas none the less.

    http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual...urupurnima-day

    Hope this helps.

    All the best.

    Jai Jai Hanuman!

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    Re: Guru Puja?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medha View Post
    Namaste Everyone!

    Can anyone pls tell me how pooja can be performed for a Guru! the mantras, various steps, right time, does it have to be performed everyday or on perticular days may be like GURU POORNIMA! etc that are required to Perform pooja for Guru!

    Thanks All!
    Even I also do not know the procedure of Guru Puja, but I am told that It is the worship of Guru Tatva which is none other than Brahman.

    I listen to Guru Gita sung by Swami Brahmananada of Chinmaya Mission on Guru Poornima, or on any other day I wish to listen. Guru Gita is all about the glories and importance of a Guru.

    Guru is not physical body, though even physical body is considered Ishvar Tulya, but not Ishwar.

    Again there should not be any mantras coined by disciples like OM namo bhagavate Chinmaya.

    Shri Gurubhyo namah is different. It points to Guru Tatva Brahman

    Best worship and service of a Guru is to live the life Guru says. Obey his updeshas and aadeshas (orders) with full faith.

    Best thing, according to me, to do on Holy days and on Guru Poornima is to Meditate

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    Total Surrender of Ego to SELF is Real Bhakti - Ramana Maharshi

    Silence is the study of the scruptures. Meditation is the continuous thinking of Brahman which is to be meditated upon. The complete negation of both by knowledge is the vision of truth – sadAcAra-14 of Adi SankarAcArya

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    Re: Guru Puja?

    You bow to your Guru everyday before meditation. But worship is done on Guru Poornima.

    Again, As I have said, in my opinion, worship should be done to Guru Tatva and not physical body.

    Any Puja is better done in Brahma Muhurata or in morning or in evening.
    Only God Is Truth, Everything Else Is Illusion - Ramakrishna
    Total Surrender of Ego to SELF is Real Bhakti - Ramana Maharshi

    Silence is the study of the scruptures. Meditation is the continuous thinking of Brahman which is to be meditated upon. The complete negation of both by knowledge is the vision of truth – sadAcAra-14 of Adi SankarAcArya

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    Re: Guru Puja?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medha View Post
    Namaste Everyone!

    Can anyone pls tell me how pooja can be performed for a Guru! the mantras, various steps, right time, does it have to be performed everyday or on perticular days may be like GURU POORNIMA! etc that are required to Perform pooja for Guru!

    Thanks All!
    Even remembering one's guru's form is Guru puja. Best Guru puja is constantly from time to time remembering his form & meditating on it in the heart.

    However for the initiated in shakta mode of worship, the formality can be as below :-

    Guru is meditated in the end-of-twelve / dvadasanta with the paduka mantras one receive during initiation.

    - one can make use the paduka stotra to visualize the guru paduka and kamakala
    - use guru dhyana slokas (as in shyama rahasya) to visualize his form with his shakti
    - do manasa puja by mentally offering 5 elements corresponding to the 5 points in the body
    - do puja/tarpana on top of one's head with paduka mantra in mriga mudra, to guru, param guru parapara guru and paramesti guru
    - do japa of guru paduka mantra or simply the bija aIM
    - japa samarpan
    - guru pranam [akhanda mandalakaram etc.]
    - guru stotra
    - offer to ogha-traya [3 guru mandalas, human, semi-divine and divine]

    One can move to ajapa offering, which very much links well with the guru puja.

    This is done the first thing every morning & during any other puja, but can be done at other times.

    Buddhist vajrayana guru yoga is also interesting and has similarities with above.
    Last edited by Twilightdance; 19 July 2012 at 05:48 AM.

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    Re: Guru Puja?

    Quote Originally Posted by Indiaspirituality View Post
    worship should be done to Guru Tatva and not physical body
    Ideally they are not different in worship.

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    Re: Guru Puja?

    If your intention is to worship body and not guru tatva, which is brahman, then they are different, as the approach is different.

    Guru Gita says, we have to sit in front of Guru with dvaita bhava, as their servant, and not from advaita standpoint. From advaita standpoint everything is one and same and ever worship goes to Brahman, says Krishna in Gita. So Guru paduka worship is just on Guru Poornima day.

    Rest all hymms are to Guru tatva. Guru krupa means Shiva Krupa.

    anyways, all understanding and interpretations are subjective.

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    Total Surrender of Ego to SELF is Real Bhakti - Ramana Maharshi

    Silence is the study of the scruptures. Meditation is the continuous thinking of Brahman which is to be meditated upon. The complete negation of both by knowledge is the vision of truth – sadAcAra-14 of Adi SankarAcArya

    namah SivAya vishnurUpAya viShNave SivarUpiNe, MBh, vanaparva, 3.39.76

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    Re: Guru Puja?

    Quote Originally Posted by Indiaspirituality View Post
    If your intention is to worship body and not guru tatva, which is brahman, then they are different, as the approach is different.

    Guru Gita says, we have to sit in front of Guru with dvaita bhava, as their servant, and not from advaita standpoint. From advaita standpoint everything is one and same and ever worship goes to Brahman, says Krishna in Gita. So Guru paduka worship is just on Guru Poornima day.

    Rest all hymms are to Guru tatva. Guru krupa means Shiva Krupa.

    anyways, all understanding and interpretations are subjective.

    Aum
    I was not talking about external ritual to the living guru's feet - but to your points, non duality is not restricted to sentiments (bhava) only.

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    Re: Guru Puja?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medha View Post
    Namaste Everyone!

    Can anyone pls tell me how pooja can be performed for a Guru! the mantras, various steps, right time, does it have to be performed everyday or on perticular days may be like GURU POORNIMA! etc that are required to Perform pooja for Guru!

    Thanks All!
    Guru is the one who takes you from darkness to light, he is the one who should be thanked and "wroshipped" daily for you need his blessings if you have to progress in your path

    Submitting before you Guru Stuti.

    If you have been initiated under any guru; before your prayers; think of him, thank him and offer him your devotion and recite this stuti and then do your puja.

    If not, then may be take god as your guru and do the same till you get lucky and your guru finds you

    GURU STOTRAM (Prayerful glorification of the Spiritual Teacher)


    Akhand-Mandalakaram vyaptam yena characharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.

    Akhand unfragmented; Mandalakaram one infinite whole; vyaptam pervades; yena by which; characharam movable & immovable; Tadpadam That state; darshitam has shown; yena by whom; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve guru, teacher; Namah my salutations.
    My Salutations to that Guru who revealed to me that Truth, which is unfragmented, infinite, timeless divinity, and which pervades the entire universe movable or unmovable.

    Agyan timir-andhasya Gyananjan Shalakaya. Chakshur-oonmeelitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.

    Agyan - Ignorance; timir cataract; andhasya blinded; Gyananjan medicinal collyrium; Shalakaya collyrium stick; Chakshur my eyes; oonmilitam opened; yena by whom; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    My Salutations to that reverential teacher, who opened my eyes, by applying the divine collyrium of self-knowledge in my eyes, which had got blinded by the cataract of ignorance.

    Gurur-Brahma Gurur-Vishnu Gurur-Devo Maheshwarah. Guru-sakshat Para-Brahma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.

    Gurur - Guru; Brahma Creator; Gurur - Guru; Vishnu Sustainer; Gurur - Guru; Devo the divine; Maheshwarah the Destroyer; Guru Sakshat the Guru is verily; Para-Brahma the transcendental divinity (which is the very basis of all the three); tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    Guru himself is the creator, sustainer and the destroyer. He is verily the very transcendental divinity, (the timeless life-principle, which is the very essence of the creator etc.) My reverential salutations to that glorious teacher.

    Sthavaram jangamam vyaptam yat kinchit sacharacharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.
    Sthavaram - animate; Jangamam inanimate; Vyaptam - pervades; yat that which; kinchit every vee-bit; sacharacharam; inclusive of everything movable or immovable; Tadpadam That state; darshitam has shown; yena by whom; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve guru, teacher; Namah my salutations.
    My Salutations to that reverential teacher, who revealed to me that which pervades everything in this world, whether animate-inanimate, or movable-immovable.

    Chinmayam Vyapi yat-sarvam trailokyam sacharacharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.

    Chinmayam The self-effulgent diviity; Vyapi pervades ; yat that which; sarvam everything; trailokyam the three worlds; sacharacharam inclisive of everything which is movable or immovable; Tadpadam That state; darshitam has shown; yena by whom; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve guru, teacher; Namah my salutations.
    My salutations to that glorious Guru, who revealed to me that self-effulgent divinity (the pure unconditioned consciousness) which pervades all the three worlds, with all its movable and immovable objects.

    Sarva-Shruti shiro-ratna virajit-padambujah. Vedantambuja Suryo yah tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.
    Sarva-Shruti Of all Vedas; Shiro-ratna crown jewel; virajit-padambujah abide at his lotus feet; Vedantambuja the lotus of vedanta; Suryo - sun; yah he who; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    My Salutations to that reverential teacher, who is like a sun for the blossoming up of the lotus like mantras of upanishads; and at whose lotus feet lie the beautiful flowers, symbolizing the best of jewels of vedas.

    Chaitanya Shashwatah shanto vyomatito niranjanah. Bindunaad kalatitah tasmai shri Gurave Namah.

    Chaitanya Consciousness; Shashwatah - eternal; Shanto of the very nature of peace; vyomatito transcending space (& time); niranjanah taintless; Bindu the concept of zero; Naad the primordial sound; kala parts; atitah transcending; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    My Salutations to that reverential teacher, who is verily the eternal consciousness, which is of the nature of peace. He transcends space (& time), the concept of zero, the primordial sound and all parts.

    Gyanshakti-samaroodhah tattwamala vibhooshitah. Bhukti-mukti -pradata cha tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.

    Gurur - Guru; Brahma Creator; Gurur - Guru; Vishnu Sustainer; Gurur - Guru; Devo the divine; Maheshwarah the Destroyer; Guru Sakshat the Guru is verily; Para-Brahma the transcendental divinity (which is the very basis of all the three); tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    My Salutations to that glorious Gurudev, who is established in Knowledge and Power, who is adorned with the garland-of -Knowledge and who grants both worldly prosperity and spiritual liberation.

    Aneka-janma-sampraptah-karma-bandha-vidahine. Atma-gyan-pradanen tasmai Shri Gurave Namah
    .
    Aneka Of many; Janma births; sampraptah - accumulated; karma-bandha the bondage of action; vidahine burns down; Atma-Gyana - The Self-Knowledge; pradanena by imparting; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    My Salutations to that reverential teacher who by imparting the Self-Knowledge, has burnt away the very bondage of actions in a whiff, which had even though taken infinite lives to accumulate.

    Shoshanam bhavsindhoshcha gyapanam saarsampadah. Guroh-padodakam samyak tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.

    Shoshanam drying up; Bhava-sindhosh-cha the endless sea of seeking; Gyapanam by enlightening me about the; saarsampadah the true wealth; Guroh of the guru; padodakam the water left behind after washing the feet; samyak fully; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    Even by the very sipping of the charanamruta (the water with which the feet of guru are washed), we get blessed by the eternal wealth (of liberating knowledge), and which dries up the endless ocean of seeking & the subsequent sorrows. My Salutations to the lotus-feet of that glorious Gurudev.

    Na Guror-adhikam tattvam na Guror-adhikam tapah. Tattva-gyanat-param nasti tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.

    Na There is no; Guror than Guru; adhikam higher; tattvam truth; na there is no; Guror than Guru; adhikam higher; tapah penance; Tattva-gyanat-param higher than the knowledge of truth imparted by the guru; nasti does not exist; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    There is no higher truth than the Guru, no higher penance than (service to) the Guru, and there is nothing higher than Realisation of the Knowledge of the truth imparted by the Guru. My salutations to such a Gurudev, who is himself that very timeless truth (and who has taken up a form to bless his disciples like us with real knowledge).

    Man-naathah Shri Jagan-nathah Mat-guru-shri jagad-guruhu. Mad-atma sarva-bhutatma tasmai Shri Gurave Namah.
    Man-naathah My Lord; Shri Jagan-naathah is the Lord of the universe; mat-guru My teacher; Shri-Jagad-Guruhu is the Teacher of the entire universe; Mad-atma My Self; Sarva-bhutama is the Self of all; tasmai to that; Shri glorious; Guruve Guru; Namah my salutations.
    My Lord is the Lord of Universe; My teacher is the teacher of the entire universe; and my Self is the Self of all. My salutations at the lotus-feet of such a Guru, who has revealed such knowledge to me.

    Brahmanandam paramsukhadam kevalam gyanamutim, Dvandvateetam gagansadrasham tattva masyadi-lakshyam.

    I bow to Sadguru, who is bliss of Brahman and the bestower of the highest joy. He is absolute.He is knowledge personified.

    Ekam nityam vimalam achalam sarvadhee sakshi bhutam, Bhava teetam triguna rahitam sadgurum tam namami

    He is beyond duality.He is one.He is eternal, pure, steady and witness of all thoughts. He is beyond all modifications and free from the three gunas.

    Nityam shuddham nirabhasam Nirakaram niranjanam, Nityabodham chidanandam Gurum brahma Namamyaham.

    I bow to the guru who is Brahman, eternal and pure. He is beyondperception, formless and without taint. He is eternal knowledge, consciousness and bliss.

    Dhyan moolam gurur murtih pooja moolam guroh padam, Mantra moolam gurur-vakyam Moksha moolam guroh kripa

    Meditate on Gurus' form, worship the Guru's feet.Guru's words are mantras. Liberation is attained by Guru's grace.

    Tvameva mata cha pita tvameva tvameva bandhushcha sakha tvameva. Tvameva vidya dravinam tvameva tvameva sarvam mama-dev-deva.

    Tvameva You alone; Mata the mother; cha and; pita-tvameva you alone are the father; tvameva You alone; bandushcha are the brother, and; sakha tvameva you alone are my friend; Tvameva-vidya You alone are the knowledge; dravinam tvameva you are the wealth; tvameva sarvam you are everything for me; mama-dev-deva O My ultimate God O God!
    You alone are my mother, my father, my brother, and my friend. You alone are the knowledge, my real wealth. You are everything for me. You are verily my God alone.
    Hope it helps

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    Re: Guru Puja?

    @goodlife,

    I think these are taken from Guru Gita

    Googled for it and found this link

    http://www.mychinmaya.org/bv/bvresou...urustotram.pdf

    jayakula.org/pdf/Sri%20Guru%20Stotram.pdf

    Thanks for sharing

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