Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sri Guru Gita as Sung by Wayne Hunt and the Students Of Satchidananda




Om Hear now the hym, of Sri Guru Gita

This sung is sang to Bhagavan Shiva

It's melody is plain and terse;

Sri Guru Paramatma is it's God



Its words of power are "Ham" and Sah";

Sri Guru's Prasada may be won; chant this day this song of love



"Ham and "Sah" are symbols of the Guru's eyes. He is the source of the universe, by his will He appears in living form on earth lifting up the hearts of all



Free of bonds, He is everywhere eternally deathless spirit, God divine 

Everywhere He is manifesting as the world: On His feet one's mind should rest.



I sing this song to win the gift of love, Along with Liberation.


1.Parvathi came to serve her Lord Shiva, seated on a beautiful Mount Kailas; With deep devotion she bowed Her head, In reverent voice she said;


2. I surrender to Thee, O adorable Lord, Supreme teacher of the Universe Eternally pure, O highest God, Please teach me of the Satguru.


3. Shiva spoke to Goddess Parvathi. "Thou art That,' it has been proclaimed; No one's ever asked this boon but Thee, But I'll give it to everyone.


4. I am revealing, O beautiful one The mystery of the universe; God is not different from the Satguru, In Truth they're always One.


5. Penance, vows and sacrifice, Pilgrimages and charity leave the seeker in ignorance, Who knows not the Guru's worth.


6. The Guru is verily consciousness, there is no doubt He is absolute; Thus a wise man who seeks the truth, Will find it in his Satguru.


7.  Because of doubt and ignorance Truth is hidden from the scattered mind; Guru removes it with His light; The Divine Mother is revealed. 


8. When a devotee serves at his masters feet,

 All his sins will be washed away; His peaceful mind will  reflect the Self;  In Love I disclose to Thee.


9.Drink the water from Guru's feet, Take the prasad which He leaves for Thee; Repeat His mantram reverently, Meditate On His form Divine.


10. All holy rivers and sacred spots.  Holy trees and holy lands, Reside in the water from the Guru's Feet;

Salutations I offer Him.


11. On His form meditate all day; Sing in thy heart his Holy name;

Follow His teachings carefully;

Let the mind ever rest on Him.


12. Supreme knowledge from Guru's lips,

Can be realized through His grace alone; 

Inside the heart keep His precious love,

As a wife keeps His husband there.


13.Forget the role that you play in life;

Let go of status, success and fame;

In each situation in which you are placed,

Remember the Guru's name.


14. Not gods or demons of any realm, 

know the wisdom of the Satguru; 

But serve Him with purest love

His knowledge will bloom in Thee.


15. The syllable "Gu" represents darkness;

The syllable "Ru" stands for radiant light;

There is no doubt Guru is the Lord;

He dispels darkness with His Light.


16. "Gu" is illusory changing world;

That which appears to be real to men "Ru" is the Supreme Consciousness,

Ever free from maya's veil.


17. With unshaking faith the wise men say,

there nothing higher than the Satguru

Everything He could possible use,

The aspirant  should offer Him.


18. Devotees should try to please their lord with all the gifts they offer Him to win His gifts forever more

dedicate Thy life to him


19. Continually serve the Satguru

In every thought and word and deed; prostate fully in front of Him. without reservation in thy mind.


20. Surrender all to the Satguru Body, senses, and vital force; let go thy hold of your relatives Offer him Thy very soul,


21. Guru frees soul from the Tree of Life,

Lifting them heights divine;

Even those drowning in the depths of pain Salutations I offer Him.


22.He is the first cause of the world;

The bridge to cross the worldly sea;

The source of knowledge is in Him;

Salutation to the Satguru.



23.With His crystal stick of divine knowledge, The Guru opens the blind man's eyes;

Veiled by clouds of ignorance,

Guru makes Him see again.


24. Thou art my mother and my father too;

Thou art my brother, Thou art my friend;

Thou art my knowledge, Though art my wealth;

My light of lights Thou art.


25. The Guru's existence makes life go on;

He is the sun by whose  light we live;

His love makes all love possible;

Salutations I offer Him.


26. He enables the mind to perceive this world;

Although we can't know Him with the mind;

Waking, dreaming and deepest sleep.


27. He's known only when we do not know Him;

Those who claim to. know Him not;

Nothing else but He exists;

Salutations to the Satguru.


28. Verily Though art the primal cause;

Though men see you as an effect You are cause and effect in one,

Salutations I offer Thee.


29. Supreme form of Guru is pure Nectar 

To one with the eye of discrimination;

A blind man's eyes cannot see the sun 

So is His glory hid.


30. To meditate on the Guru's form, is to meditate on the ever pure;

To chant with devotion the Guru's name 

is to chant Lord Chiva's name.


31. A speck  of dust from Master's feet,

Forms a bridge o'er the sea of change;

All our delusions can be undone;

Worship Him in everyone.


32. His dance creates and nourishes the world;

He penetrates the essence of scripture too;

Ignoring wealth, His eyes are fixed, 

ever on the final goal.


33. His glance is the pillar that supports the world;

It showers compassion and grace on all;

Permeated by the bliss of consciousness,

May His glance enlighten me.


34. The word "guru" is the best mantram,

As pure as the gold refined by fire,

Tested fully in reason's flame

Forever protects us from death.


35. He appears to move though He does not move; He appears as near though He's faraway;

He is within and without as well; 

He resides in the hearts of all.


36. I am stainless and totally pure,

Before the stars and galaxies;

Even before creation of life,

Blissful and imperishable


37. Always remember the Satguru;

Knowledge dawns through His gracious light;

Through the scriptures or inference

Or Through one's experience.


38. O Parvathi, to Thee I speak

This theme on which though should reflect;

Thy heart is pure, Thy mind serene,

So the Truth shall dawn in Thee.


39. The crest-jewel's of all scriptures,

Serve but to decorate the Guru's feet He is the sun with His rays of light,

He opens the Lotus of Truth.


40. By merely remembering the Satguru,

Spontaneous knowledge will dawn in Thee;

Attaining Him,All will be attained 

salutations I offer Him


41. He is peace and Bliss supreme Transcending all He is without stain;

Beyond sounds, visions and bondages;

Salutations I offer Him.


42. Through the fire of self-knowledge

Accumulated Karmas from all past lives. 

Have been erased by the flame of Truth

Salutations to the Satguru.


43. No Truth is higher than the satguru

Nothing purifies more than service to Him

Nothing realized could be higher than Him

Salutations to the Satguru


44. My Guru is the Lord of the Universe

My Guru is the Master of all the worlds;

My self is the self of everything

Salutations to the Satguru.


45. The root of meditation is the Guru's form;

The root of worship, the Gurus's feet;

The root of mantram is the Guru's word;

The root of freedom is His grace.


46. He has no beginning; He is without end;

God and Guru are always One;

Nothing is higher than the Satguru.

Salutations I offer Him.


47. The Guru can protect from the Lord's anger;

But none cane saved  from the Guru's wrath;

Therefore strive with all thy Thy heart,

To find refuge at the Guru's feet.


48.  The Whole Universe is contained in Him;

He creates, sustains and destroys it too;

Nothing but Himself in this world exists;

Prostrations to the Satguru.


49. Realization of the Self in You,

Is Won though devotion to the Satguru;

Nothing is greater; He is alone;

Meditate on Him- His grace is won;.


50. Though one is endowed with self discipline;

learning and strength may have been acquired;

One still spins on illusions wheel,

Due to ego and selfish pride.


51. Not even gods in heaven are free;

Not angels nor spirits on astral planes;

Bondage ties down even the saints,

if thy'll not serve the Satguru.


52. Supreme Goddess, O Parvathi,

Meditate on Guru ceaselessly;

pleasures and comforts will be Yours;

Liberation will open its doors.


53. I remember my Guru who is Brahman;

I speak of my Guru who is Brahman;

Surrender to my Guru who is Brahman;

I serve Him as Brahman too.


54. Salutations to the Supreme One;

Full of bliss and happiness;

Knowledge personified, infinite,

Eternal, pure and free.


55. He is the goal of "Thou art That"

The Witness of All the Universe;

Free from nature's qualities,

Beyond the finite mind.


56. His form is seated on a throne divine;

In the lotus of Thy heart;

He shines like the moon, bestowing boons.

He awakens the conscious mind.


57. At dawn remember the Satguru,

The two-eyed, two armed Lord of peace;

In the Lotus of the mind He dwells,

Giving fearlessness to everyone


58.  Service To the Guru brings highest joy;

Service to the Guru brings highest joy!

This is the word of Lord Shiva;

This what Lord Shiva says!


59. When one meditates on his Satguru,

Knowledge comes to him naturally;

One becomes aware of his own freedom;

Through the grace of the Satguru.


60. Purify the thoughts within Thy mind;

By following the path which the Guru shows;

Free your mind of all desires;

Get released from the senses grasp.


61. The essence  is the object to know;

What perceives is subjective mind;

Understand the essence of knower and known;

Unlock liberation's door.


62. Amongst the Scripture's weighty words

None is as mighty as the word "Guru"

It's holy power is surpassed by none;

It awakens the highest state.


63. One who serves his Guru faithfully,

Though unaware of scriptures laws, 

He is truly a Sanyasin

Orange robes are not the sign


64. As a bright lamp lights an unlit lamp

So the Guru imparts His Truth

Through his Grace we become Aware

of the nameless formless One.


65. Prostrations  to Sat Chid Ananda,

Without distinctions the One Supreme

He abides in his own true self

Ever lasting perfect and whole


66. Beyond the beyond he is the highest One;

Eternal bestower of happiness;

He lives in the center of your heart.

Like a crystal pure and bright


67. The pure mind reflects it's own image,

Like a mirror that is straight and clean;

Consciousness and bliss are our own True Self,

Shinning deep within.


68.Unite with all the universe, 

by knowing that which is the source;

Nothing else can compare to this

Everything else is unreal.


69. After Knowing one's own True Self,

Which is unveiled through the Guru's grace

Attachments and desires fall away

in his own peace men is free.


70. Enjoy everything that comes to you, 

whether is great, small or nothing at all;

Accept it All with a tranquil mind.

Free from anxiety.


71. After Knowing what can be known,

At once-bound soul can become divine;

It does not matter where he may be;

His heart will rest in peace.


72. Now Parvathi, You've been shown the way;

The Guru's words Thou must obey;

Devotion, dedication, and meditation,

lead a man to Salvation.


73. I have revealed the Truth to Thee;

It is contained in this song;

Repeat it daily with reverence

Overcome All worldliness


74. Infinite treasures will be obtained,

Through repeating this song of love;

All obstacles will be overcome;

Deprivations will end for Thee.


75. It helps eradicate all disease

It opens to success and wealth;

All can be captivated by your charm,

if you sing this sacred song.


76. Sing this song with one pointedness,

While seated on a mat of grass,

Or if this is not available a folded blanket is fine.


77. This mantram destroys all our bondages,

And helps one to realize his own true freedom;

Thus one becomes the king of kings,

and verily the light of lights.


78. All virtues manifest in Thee,

Powers of speech will be granted too;

Undesired karmas will be erased;

Thy capacity to serve will grow.


79. Health, thy birthright, will be renewed,

with prosperity, peace and happiness;

sing this song with desireless;

realize that you are free.


80. All benefits from this Guru's Hymn,

No matter what faith, color, caste or creed;

The Truth is the same however told;

Serve the Guru in everyone.


81. Sing this song in a peaceful place,

Free from distracting disturbances,

Where the sea laps against the shore,

Near a river or temple pure


82. Worldly desires will be washed away;

From Maya's traps thou will be freed;

to cut the bonds of birth and death,

Bathe Thyself in this Guru's song.


83. The gods reside where the Guru Lives;

A heaven on earth is manifest;

They are his constant company,

Near his residence they abide.


84. Whether standing, sitting or reclining

Awake, asleep or in a car;

However one may move around,

sing this sacred Guru song


85. Sing this love song reverently,

With sincerity and regularity

All that know thee wilt be blest;

You never need to be reborn.


86. The limited expands to unlimited,

Like the river flows into the sea;

Milk is the same in a jar or cup;

Man and God are Forever One.


87. The wise man knows equanimity,

Unaffected by night or day;

It matter not what work he does,

His mind is always calm.


88. Within himself, he rests in bliss,

The state of supreme Consciousness;

With dedication and devotion too,

He ceaselessly serves the Lord.


89. There is no prayer that can compare,

To the prayer that I give to Thee;

This is true; This is verily true!

There is no higher doctrine known.


90. The Guru is absolute, Supreme God.

The highest penance is faith in Him,

In His teachings and service too;

Guru is the highest Truth.


91. Blessed are all the relatives,

Blessed are the ancestors,

Of one who serves the Satguru;

Such a soul is rare indeed.


92. The Guru is beyond a doubt,

Our body, senses and breath of life:

Our father, mother and loved ones too;

He is our eternal Wealth.


93. When one satisfies the Satguru

All God's grace is easily won;

Scores of lifetimes sacrifice,

Yield their fruits  when He is pleased.


94. Through austerities and disciplines,

One may gain some  strength and power:

But such a one is unfortunate

Who serves not the Satguru.


95. To the Satguru's Lotus feet,

Make Thy purest pilgrimage;

The sacred temples and holy lands,

Are contained in Him.


96. Victory over death is won,

By him who sings this sacred song;

He will accomplish all his works,

Salvation he will attain.


97. Please share this song which I offer Thee,

With those who seek the Eternal Truth,

To those who are pure of heart and mind,

Those who have sincerity.


98. This song of Lord Shiva to Parvathi,

Reminds us where our every thought should be;

I offer this to Thee, O adorable lord,

Thy Grace is my hearts reward;

Thy Presence is my heart's reward.

Om Shaanti, Shaanti, Shaanti