The scriptures advise to only accept a saint who is shrotriya brahmanishtha, that is, well-versed in all the scriptures with practical experience of God, as your spiritual guide because he alone can impart divine knowledge ...
The glory of a guru has been expounded in all the texts of Hinduism, including the Vedas, Puranas, and Ramayan. In all the great religions of the world, service and surrender to a spiritual teacher has been described as the only means to conclude our pursuit of happiness by attaining everlasting infinite happiness. Regardless of the path or discipline followed, an aspirant must take shelter in the teachings and guidance of a genuine saint who is both a theoretical knower of all the scriptures and has realised God.
The diverse literary styles of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj give inquisitive souls the philosophy of bhakti yoga. Although bhakti is the very essence of the Vedas, for the great majority understanding them is impossible. Kripalu Ji Maharaj has expounded their scriptural laws so that we can easily understand the science of spirituality and know how to imbibe its principles in our daily life.
Guru Govind is a collection of 435 dohas, with short explanations, taken from chapters six and eighteen of Radha Govind Geet, elucidating the saint and the differences between Godly and non-godly association. 380 dohas highlight the importance of a God-realised saint (guru) and 55 dohas discuss the dangers that prevent aspirants from progressing. Kripaluji's Guru Vandana, Guru Dham Mahima and notes for devotional practice conclude what is a very compact, practical publication.
|Theme||Short & Quick Reads, Guru - True Spiritual Master, Devotional Songs & Bhajans, Philosophy / Tattvagyan|
|Author||Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj|
|Publisher||Radha Govind Samiti|
|Number of pages||137|
|Dimension||12.5cm X 18cm X 0.8cm|