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How would Thy know the greatness of Thy name!

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Our Beloved Guruji, His Holiness, His Grace, RajaRishi, Sathguru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal has been an epitome of Divine Love, Compassion and Sacrifice.


A Holy Saint, a Siddhapurusha, a Sathpurusha, a RajaRishi, our Guruji has been the Divine Incarnation of our Lord Sri SeshaNatha.

What has He lived for that He could speak of…except us and Mahaan…

Guruji has once said, (in His own words,) “To me, SeshaBhaktha Samaajam, and Sesha are the same…”


Avathar Sri Seshadri Bhaktha Samaajam pays homage to His Holiness, and dedicates this beautiful Abhang of Sant Tukaram at Guruji’s Lotus Feet…

Guruji is the flower whose fragrance, only we (His Samaajam) can realize. Not Him. What would He know of His Greatness?

 

Please listen to “Kamodini Kaya Jaane”

कमोदिनी काय् जाणॆ तो

परिमळ भ्रमर सकळ भॊगित सॆ

Kamodini kaaya jaaNe to

parimaLa Bhramara sakaLa bhogita se

It is the bee that appreciates the fragrance,

not the flower

कैसें तुज ठावॆं

नाही तुझॆं नाम्

आम्हीच तॆं प्रॆमसुख जाणॊं

kaise tuja ThaavEM

naahIM tujhEM nAm

AmhIcha tE premasukha jANOM

How would your realize the greatness of Thy name!

It is only us, who experience Your Loving Grace, know it….

मातॆ तृण बाळा

दुधाचि तॆ गॊडी

ज्याचि न यॆ जॊडी

त्यासी कामा

maatE truNa baaLaa

dudhaachI te gODI

jyaachi na ye jODI

thyaasI kaamaa

A cow eats grass and nourishes its calf with milk.

The one who possesses does not use it…!

तुका म्हणॆ मुक्ता फ़ळ

शिंपीपॊटीं

नाही त्याचि भॆटी भॊगती यॆ

tukaa mhaNe muktaa faLa

shiMpIpOTIM

naahIM tyaachi bheTI bhogathi ye

Tuka says, the shell does not need the pearl inside it.

it exists only for the enjoyment of others…!

 



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Guruji – our Guardian Angel – Shri. Seetharaman

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Shri. Seetharaman of Thiruvannamalai who has had the fortune of serving our Poojaniya Guruji during His final mortal days, before His MahaSamaadhi, to this moment recollects and narrates the most enchanting of Miracles our Swami has blessed him with….

 


Once when Shri. Seetharaman was travelling with his father-in-law to be, on his motorbike. He was explaining to him, about the Blessings and Grace of Mahaan and Swami on the lives of Their Bhakthas. They were travelling on a highway, at quite a speed, and as they were talking about the Glories and Divinations of our Lord, there was a beautiful yellow butterfly that flew about and settled on the handlebar of his bike, just as they were travelling!

Both Shri. Seetharaman and his father-in-law were astounded to see a butterfly come and perch on his hand, at a moment when they were actually talking about our Swami, and the miracle that a butterfly could perch undisturbed, on a bike travelling at a speed of nearly 60 kmph, was an amazement!

Rejoicing at the miracle and that our Dearest Guruji had blessed upon them, they stopped the vehicle, and offered their love-filled prayers to His Holiness. Soon, the butterfly left….

 


 

 

Guruji’s Divine Love and Shri. Velu’s Dear Faith

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


Dear SESHA BHAKTHA SAMAAJAM,

I am very happy to share some of Shri. Velu’s experiences with our Dear, Reverend Guruji…

Shri. Velu, residing in Thiruvannamalai, had known Guruji for the past 6 months. In this short span of time, Shri. Velu’s love for his Swami was so firmly and deeply established, that his relationship and Divine experiences with Swamigal, leave a profound impact on all of us. It brings great rejoicing to all our hearts…

A few months back, when Shri. Velu had visited Swamigal, His Holiness had asked Shri. Velu to sit with Him, and chant Mahaan’s Moola Manthram. After a while when Shri. Velu had been chanting the manthram, the beads of the japa-mala in his hand started to quickly run across his fingers on their own!

It later happened in his own home too, when he was once chanting Mahaan’s manthram…


Recently, in the past month at the time when Guruji was taken ill, Shri. Velu, with his family, had once visited Swami. Guruji, during His illness, had bouts of severe coughing, and was severely short of breath, and barely able to converse. When Shri. Velu was with His Holiness, His cough completely stopped, and Guruji was able to talk to him and his family, for nearly an hour!

Guruji had told him that Velu’s presence made him feel happier and He felt His condition in a better state!

Shri.Velu was Mahaan personified, to have kept our Beloved Guruji in good cheer, during His sickness and ordeal!

Such Devotion and Such Divinity!

Shri. Velu felt the fragrance of Sambrani (Frankincense), all the while, in Guruji and Mahaan’s Presence.

In the days following Swamigal’s Samaadhi, Shri. Velu had been regularly visiting Guruji’s bereaved family, and Swami’s Samaadhi. He was blessed with Swami’s Darshan in the form of a beautiful butterfly, on several occasions.

With such verve, confidence, and sheer joy, he informed us yesterday, that whenever he closes his eyes in prayer, thinking of Guruji, he is blessed with a heart-warming Darshan of His Holiness, in the form of a butterfly, wherever he goes!

He is so inspired by Swami’s showering all His Love and Grace, that he refuses to allow any depressing thought to overcome him.

Blessed is he, who served our Swami, during His last days on earth!

His faith in Guruji shall ever remain an inspiration to all of us….

12th. August, 2010

Sesha Bhaktha Samaajam


THE TRUE NATURE OF THE GURU

Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Our Reverential Salutations to SathGuru Sri Rajalinga Swamigal…

(our Guru)

(Incarnation of Lord ShivaSesha!)

Our Reverential Salutations to SathGuru Sri Guru Mahadev…

(our Parama Guru)

(Sri Vidhya Upasaka, Hanuman Upasaka,

Medium of Sri Rajarajeshwari Ambal,

– A Self-Realized Great Spiritual Guru)

Our Reverential Salutations to SathGuru Sri Seshadri Swamigal…

(our Parama Guru and Parameshti Guru)

(God-incarnation-Sathpurusha-Mahan-Siddhapurusha-Para-Brahma-the lord of Universe appeared in human form as Divine Mother Sri Kamakshi Devi (Kanchipuram) 1871AD and attained Maha Samadhi in the year 1929 AD)

“GURU SMARAN”


GURU STOTRAM

गुरुर् ब्रह्मा गुरु विश्णु:

गुरुर् देवो महेश्वर: I

गुरुर् सक्षात् परब्रह्म:

तस्मै श्री गुरवे नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to the Guru,

who Himself

is Lord Brahma – the creator,

Lord Vishnu – the sustainer,

and Lord Shiva – the renewer of Life on Earth.

Guru is the Incarntaion of transcendental divinity,

(the timeless life-principle,

which is the very essence of creation)

ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं

कॆवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिम् I

द्वन्द्वातीर्तम् गगनसडृशं

तत्वमस्यादिलक्ष्यं II

I prostrate to that Sathguru,…

who is the Brahman, who is Bliss,

who is the granter of Supreme Happiness,

who is the Deity of Absolute Knowledge…

एकं नित्यं विमलमचल्म्

सर्वधीसाक्षिभूतं I

भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहितम्

सद्गुरुं तम् नमामि II

I prostrate to that Sathguru,

who is beyond the pairs of opposites,

who is vast like Ether,

who is One, Eternal, Pure and Changeless,

who is the Witness of all the states of the mind,

who Transcends Modifications,

who is devoid of the three modes of Prakriti

अखण्ड मण्डलाकारम्

व्याप्तम् यॆन चराचरम् I

तत्पदम् दर्शितम् यॆन

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who revealed to me that Truth,

which is Unfragmented, Infinite,

and a Timeless Divinity,

and which pervades the entire Universe

movable or unmovable!

सर्वश्रुति शिरॊरत्न

विराजित पदाम्बुज: I

वॆदान्ताम्बुज सूर्यॊ यस्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to the Guru,

who is like a Sun, to the Blossoming Lotus,

like the Mantras of Upanishads;

and at whose Lotus Feet lie the Beautiful flowers,

symbolizing the most precious of Jewels – the Vedas!

चैतन्यम् शाश्वतम् शान्तं

व्यॊमातीतम् निरन्जनम् I

नादबिन्दु कुलातीतम्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to the Guru,

who is the very form of Eternal Consciousness,

which is of the Nature of Peace..

He transcends space & time,

beyond the manifest, and the unmanifest…

– the primordial sound!

स्थावरम् जन्गमम् चैव

तथा चैव चराचरम् I

व्याप्तं यॆन जगत्सर्वम्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to the Guru,

who revealed to me the Essence,

which pervades everything in this world,

whether animate or inanimate, movable or immovable!

ज्ञानशक्ति समारूढस्

तत्वमाला विभूशित: I

भुक्तिमुक्ति प्रदाता यस्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who is established in Knowledge and Power,

whom the garland-of-Knowledge adorns,

and who grants both worldly prosperity

and spiritual liberation!

अनॆक जन्म सम्प्राप्त

सर्व कर्म विदाहिनॆ I

स्वात्मज्ञान प्रभावॆन

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who by imparting Self-Knowledge,

has burnt away in a whiff,

the very bondage of karmic deeds,

which had taken infinite lives to accumulate!

न गुरॊरधिकम् तत्वं

न गुरॊरधिकम् तप: I

तत्वं ज्ञानात्परं नास्ति

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

There is no Higher Truth than the Guru,

no Higher Penance than (service to) the Guru,

no Higher Knowledge than that imparted by the Guru…

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who is Himself, that very Timeless Truth..

(and Who has taken up a Form

to bless His disciples with Knowledge of Brahman)!

मन्नाथ श्री जगन्नाथॊ

मद्गुरुस्त्रिजगद्गुरु: I

ममात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Lord is the Lord of Universe;

My Guru is the Guru of the entire universe;

who is my Self,

and the Self in all beings…

My salutations at the lotus-feet of such a Guru,

who has revealed such knowledge to me!

ध्यानमूलम् गुरॊमूर्ति:

पूजामूलम् गुरॊ: पदम् I

मन्त्रमूलम् गुरॊर्वाक्यम्

मोक्षमूलम् गुरॊ: कृपा II

The object of meditation is the Guru’s form,

The object of worship is the Guru’s feet…

The object of mantra is the Guru’s word,

Liberation is had only through the Guru’s grace…

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च

गुरु: परमदैवतम् I

गुरॊ: परतरं नास्ति

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

The Guru is the beginning of the Universe,

yet He Himself is without a beginning,

the Guru is the Supreme Deity,

and there is none Higher than the Guru.

My Reverential Salutations

at the Lotus-Feet of such a Guru!

गुरुरॆव जगत्सर्वम्

ब्रह्मविश्णुशिवात्मकम् I

गुरॊ: परतरं नास्ति

तस्मात् सम्पूजयॆद्गुरुम् II

The Guru alone is the Whole World

including the worlds of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva….

Nothing exists that is Superior to the Guru…

the Guru is to be Worshipped!

अज्ञान् तिमिरान्धस्य

ज्ञानाञ्जन् शलाखया I

चक्शुरुन्मीलितम् यॆन

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

My Reverential Salutations to my Guru,

who has awakened mine eyes,

with the collyrium stick of knowledge,

the eyes of whom was rendered blind

by the darkness of ignorance!

शॊशणम् भव सिन्धॊश्च

ग्यापनम् सार सम्पद: I

गुरॊ: पादोदकम् सम्यक्

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

Even by the very sipping of the Charanamrutam

(the water with which the feet of Guru is washed),

we get blessed by the eternal wealth

of Liberating Knowledge…,

which dries up the endless ocean

of materialism & the subsequent sorrows.

My Salutations to the Lotus-Feet

of that Glorious Gurudev!

यत्सत्यॆन जगत् सर्वम्

यत् प्रकाशॆण भंति यत् I

यदानन्दॆन नन्दन्ति

तस्मै श्री गुरवॆ नम: II

I prostrate to the Glorious Guru,

by whose Existence the world exists,

whose Effulgence Illumines the world,

and whose Bliss,

is the happiness of all beings!

यस्य देवे पराभक्ति:

यथा देवॆ तथा गुरौ I

तस्यैतॆ कथिताह्यर्था:

प्रकाशन्तॆ महात्मन: II

He whose devotion to the Lord is Supreme,

and one who has as much devotion to the Guru as to the Lord,

unto him, that High-Souled One,…

the meaning of the Sacred texts stand revealed!

गुरुरॆव जगत्सर्वम्

ब्रह्मविश्णुशिवात्मकम् I

गुरॊ: परतरं नास्ति

तस्मात् सम्पूजयॆद्गुरुम् II

Guru alone is our Universe,

including the worlds of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva….

Nothing exists, that is Superior to the Guru…

Hence, the Guru is to be worshipped.

त्वमॆव माता च पिता त्वमॆव

त्वमॆव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमॆव I

त्वमॆव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमॆव

त्वमॆव सर्वम् मम देव देव II

O Lord!

You alone are my Mother, my Father!

my Kith and Kin!

You alone are my Knowledge, and Wealth!

You are my Everything! My Lord and Master!

“GURU STAVAN”



What is the True nature of the Guru?

Contents

  1. The nature of Guru
  2. God and the Guru
  3. Incarnations and the Guru
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