Small audio on bedha buddhi on Guru, Mahaperiyava, Kamakshi etc


[What a beautiful painting! Couldn’t read the name of the artist from the photo…Hats off to him/her]

It was a long gap since I talked to Sri Ganapathy Subramanian. During my conversation, we talked about lot of things and finally he mentioned about this sloka and gave a me an explanation, which led me to go to his blog and read this article. (http://valmikiramayanam.in/?p=4822)

Thanks to Sri Ganapathy Subramanian, who has picked up this important topic, which is needed now at this time. I am seeing lot of people asking me very confused questions on how to do bakthi towards Mahaperiyava. There was a question on Facebook on “What is anusha puja? Is it something to do with shivalingam or shalagramam etc?”. Someone asked me “What do you do as Periyava prayer daily?”. Clearly, the concept that is going on in their heads is that doing bakthi to Mahaperiyava is completely a different syllabus than other deities 🙂

Ganapathy has taken a verse from Mooka Pancha Shathi and gives an outstanding explanation, which will help clarify several questions that we may have on our head.

Here is the shloka:

सत्कृतदेशिकचरणाः सबीजनिर्बीजयोगनिश्रेण्या ।
अपवर्गसौधवलभीमारोहन्त्यम्ब के‌sपि तव कृपया ॥

Personally speaking – have I stopped worshipping other devatas after I started worshipping Mahaperiyava? No – it only increased!  Do I have Mahaperiyava as my guru? Yes, of course – He is jagadguru – however, only with His blessings, I was shown a guru for my upasana. Whatever upasana I do, is happening right front of Sri Mahaperiyava on a daily basis in my puja room. Those upasanas, with His/devata blessings would lead to moksha/Him. I don’t have any confusion in my mind. There is no reason to create any cult. Like Ganapathy says, it would be our loss if we do not read various slokas and great work on various devatas that our sanatana dharma offers us.

Only Ganapathy can give such a beautiful explanation.

Our namaskaram to Kanchi Acharyas, Sri Sivan Sar, Sri Triplicane Swamigal and various gurus  who continue to guide us to moksha!

I have to call this out, unfortunately – if you do not agree with certain things, it is fine – please don’t disrespect anyone. We can all agree to disagree on certain things but still maintain certain basic level of respect for others.



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10 replies

  1. An incident art sringeri 34th pontiff Sri Chandrasekara Bharathi. A disciple expressed hi difficulty in doing dhayana off different roopas while doing japa of different mantras. HH said if japa is niskamya then YOU CAN DO DHYANA OF OUR GURU 33rd PONTIFF FOR ALL MANTRAS. ALL DEITIES RESIDE IN HIM

    He further pointed out that in SATH BRAHMANAS DEVATAS RESIDE AS PER SASTHRAS AND EVEN IF HIS GURUS REAL GREATNESS IS IGNORED HE IS A BRAHANA UTTAMA IN UTTAMA ASHRAMA AND ALL DEVATAS DEFINITELY RESIDE IN

    To clarify Iam a SRI VAISHNAVA not sringeri sishya but HH upadesha is pertinent to ALL VAIDEEKA MARGA NISTHAS

  2. “We can all agree to disagree on certain things but still maintain certain basic level of respect for others.“ Can’t agree more Sir…

  3. Wonderful explanation by Sri. Ganapathy Subramanian. Cult formation for our Mahaperiyava should be completely avoided. Also most of the upanyasakas these days are focusing only on the miracles which happened around Mahaperiyava. This should be reduced as well is what I feel. More importance should be given to propagate the teachings of Periyava instead.

    Few more pramanas from Shastra on the non-difference between Ishwara and Guru.

    यस्य देवे परा भक्तिः यथा देवे तथा गुरौ ।
    तस्यैते कथिता ह्यर्थाः प्रकाशन्ते महात्मनः ॥
    – Shvetashvatara Upanishad (6.23)

    yasya deve parā bhaktiḥ yathā deve tathā gurau |
    tasyaite kathitā hyarthāḥ prakāśante mahātmanaḥ ||

    These truths, when taught, shine forth only in that Mahatma who has supreme devotion to Ishwara and an equal degree of devotion to the Guru.

    ईश्वरो ग़ुरुरात्मेति मूर्ति भेद विभागिने ।
    व्योमवद्व्याप्तदेहाय दक्षिणामूर्तये नमः ॥
    – Manasollasa (by Sureshwaracharya)

    īśvaro gururātmeti mūrti bheda vibhāgine |
    vyomavadvyāptadehāya dakṣiṇāmūrtaye namaḥ ||

    Namaskarams to Dakshinamurthy, who is all pervading like the space and who is manifest in different forms as Ishwara , Guru and Atman.

    Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara.

  4. Jaya Jaya Sankara, Hara Hara Sankara. Janakiraman,Nagapattinam

  5. Self, guru, deivam are all same. Ramana says

  6. அற்புதமான விளக்கம் 🙏🌸

    இந்த ப்ரவசனத்தைக் கேட்டவுடனே முதல்ல தோணினது, கணபதி அண்ணாவுடைய கருத்து மஹாபெரியவா சொல்றதுக்கு ரொம்பவும் ஒத்துப் போகிறது.🙏🌸

    பெரியவா சொல்றார், “குருபக்தி உயர்ந்தது. ஆனால் தெய்வ பக்தியை மறக்கக்கூடாது. இந்த குருவை இவனோடு சேர்த்து வைப்பதே தெய்வந்தானே? தெய்வ அநுக்கிரஹம் இல்லாவிட்டால் இந்த குருவை இவன் எப்படி அடைவான்?
    துர்லபம் த்ரயமேவைதத் தேவாநுக்ரஹ ஹேதுகம் |
    மநுஷ்யத்வம் முமுக்ஷுத்வம் மஹாபுருஷ ஸம்ச்ரய: ||
    ”தெய்வாநுக்ரஹத்தாலேயே ஒருத்தனுக்குக் கிடைக்கிற மூன்று பெரிய வாய்ப்புகள்: ஒன்று, மநுஷ்ய ஜன்மா கிடைப்பது. இரண்டு, ஸத்ய தத்துவத்தைத் தெரிந்து கொள்ள வேண்டும் என்ற ஆசை பிறப்பது; மூன்று, மஹா புருஷனான ஒரு குரு கிடைப்பது” என்று ஆசார்யாள் ‘விவேக சூடாமணி’ ஆரம்பத்தில் சொல்லியிருக்கிறார்.

    எல்லோருக்கும் எக்காலத்திலும் குரு ஈச்வரன்தான்: தக்ஷிணாமூர்த்தி தான்.

    ‘காலத்தில் கட்டுப்படாதவனானதால் ஈசனே ஆதி குருவுக்கும் குரு.’(யோக ஸூத்ரம் I.26)
    ஒவ்வொருவருக்கும் ஒரு குருவைச் சொல்லிக்கொண்டே போனால் கடைசியில் ஒருத்தருக்கு ஸாக்ஷாத் ஈசுவரனேதான் குருவாக இருந்து ஞானத்தை தந்திருக்க வேண்டும் என்று தெரியும். அதனால்தான் தெய்வத்தை மறக்கக் கூடாது” என்கிறார்.🙏🌸

    குருமூர்த்தே த்வாம் நமாமி காமாக்ஷி 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  7. Very nice explanation.. Definitely gives lot of clarity on Guru Bhakthi and Deiva Bhakthi… Thanks for the post Mahesh Ji… Hara Hara Sankara Jaya Jaya Sankara..

  8. I think this divine painting by Sri.Umesh.

    Sent from my iPhone

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