"Know the guru to be myself. Never think unfavourably about him. Do not use your material mind to comprehend his divine actions, for all forms of God dwell in the guru." Bhagavatam 11.17.27
The Vedas and other scriptures declare that God can only be attained through devotion. But to whom should we worship, and in what way? Should our devotion be practiced directly to God, to the guru, or to both God and guru? This and more relating to the practice of bhakti yoga and meditation is discussed logically and lucidly in Guru Bhakti.
Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj explains that the Lord says in the Vedas, "The one who is my devotee is not as dear to me as the one who is a devotee of my devotee." In other words, just as a person performs devotion to his chosen form of God, devotion to the guru must also be done, and in equal measure. By guru, Kripaluji means a genuine guru, as described in scripture, and not some self-proclaimed godman. He reveals the astonishing fact that devotion performed exclusively to God without devotion to the guru is incapable of taking us to the everlasting infinite happiness that is God. This spiritual law and its related subjects are expounded over eleven concise chapters.
This absorbing read also serves as an important reference book for any aspiring devotee, student of spirituality, or scholar of the scriptures of Hinduism. The authenticity of Kripaluji's words is undeniable, acting as powerful reminders of the gratitude all spiritual aspirants should feel towards their guru, and the gurus abounding glory.
|Theme||Guru - True Spiritual Master, Philosophy / Tattvagyan|
|Author||Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj|
|Publisher||Radha Govind Samiti|
|Number of pages||106|
|Dimension||14cm X 22cm X 1cm|