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PRAYER AT BEGIN
brahmanandam paramasukhadam kevalam jnanamurtim
dvandvatitam gaganasadrsam tattvamasyadi laksyam
ekam nityam vimalamacalam sarvadhisaksibhutam
bhavatitam trigunarahitam sadgurum tam namami (1)

ajnanatimirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
caksurunmilitam yena tasmai sri gurave namah (2)

gurur brahma gurur visnuh gurur devo mahesvarah
guruh saksat parabrahma tasmai sri gurave namah (3)

dhyanamulam guror murtih pujamulam guroh padam
mantramulam guror vakyam moksamularh guror krpa (4)

om namah sivaya-gurave satcidanandamurtaye
nisprapancaya santaya niralambaya tejase (5)

isvarogururatmeti murtibhedavibhagine
vyomavatvyaptadehaya sri daksinamurtaye namah (6)


I salute the Guru who is supreme bliss and the bestower of great joy, who is pure knowledge and beyond all dualities, who is like the limitless space, who is one eternal pure witness of all minds and who is beyond all attributes.

Salutations to the Guru who removes the darkness of our ignorance with his pure knowledge.

Guru is the creator, preserver and redeemer: therefore, we salute the Guru.

The basis of meditation is the Guru's form; the Guru's feet are fit to be worshipped. The Guru's words are gospel truth. The Guru's grace bestows liberation on us.

Salutations to Guru Siva who is the very embodiment of satcidananda - existence-knowledge-bliss absolute, who is free from worldliness, who is peace and radiant.

Salutations to Daksinamurti (Guru) who pervades all, though seeming to be divided as God, Guru and the Self.

om sahanavavatu sahanaubhunaktu sahaviryam karavavahai
tejasvinavadhitamastu ma vidvisavahai
om santih santih santih


Om.
May he protect us - the Guru and the disciple.
May we rejoice together.
May we generate spiritual energy together.
May our study be fruitful.
May there be no discord between us.
1998 - 2017
Sivananda Daily Readings - compiled from the writings of Swami Sivananda by Swami Venkatesananda - 1th edition – 1979 - published by The Chiltern Yoga Trust, Cape Town, South Africa for the Divine Life Society

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