Saturday, February 16, 2013

Bhagavan on Guru's feet

Only the Supreme Self, which is ever shining in your Heart as the reality, is the Sadguru. The pure awareness, which is shining as the inward illumination "I", is His gracious feet. The contact with these (inner holy feet) alone can give you true redemption. Joining the eye of the reflected consciousness (chidabhasa), which is your sense of individuality, to these holy feet, wich are the real consciousness  is the union of the feet and the head which is the real significance of the word asi (verb in tat tvam asi, "That thou art"). As these inner holy feet can be held naturally and unceasingly, hereafter, with an inward-turned mind, cling to that inner awareness which is your real nature. This alone is the proper way for the removal of bondage and the attainment of the supreme truth.

The benefit of performing namaskaram (prostrating) to the Guru is only the removal of the ego. That is not attained except by total surrender. Within the Heart of each devotee the gracious Guru is giving darshan in the form of consciousness. Since to surrender is to offer fully, in silence, the subsided ego, which is a name-and-form thought, to the aham sphurana (the effulgence of "I"), the real holy feet of the gracious Guru. Since this is so, Self-realisation cannot be attained by a bowing of the body, but only by a bowing of the ego

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