Guru is made up of 2 words – Gu and Ru . Gu means Darkness and Ru Means light. Guru is the one who guides us and takes us from darkness to light. In ancient Vedic Scriptures, Guru has been treated has God. And to really learn and to take that knowledge from your Guru, you have to completely and holy surrender to your Guru, to your teacher. Here are few Mantra which are dedicated to the Guru.
GURUR DEVO MAHESHWARAH
GURUR SAAKSHAAT PARA-BRAHMA,
TASMAI SHRI GURUVE NAMAH.
The Guru is Brahma (The God of Creation)
The Guru is Vishnu (The God of Sustenance)
The Guru is Shiva (The God of Annihilation)
My Salutation to such a Guru, who is like the Supreme God
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
Ong Namo : I Bow to the creative power – divine energy – force, that created this entire universe, this cosmos
Guru Dev Namo : I bow to the great divine teacher that is within me.
Its a powerful mantra to start Kundalini Yoga. We all came from that same source, and the part of that source, that energy, that wisdom is also inside alll of us. So this mantra allows us to take our attention inside, search of the wisdom inside.
Tvameva Mata Ch Pita Tvameva |
Tvameva Bandhush-Ca Sakha Tvameva |
Tvameva Vidyaa Dravinnam Tvameva |
Tvameva Sarvam Mam Deva Deva ||
Oh My Dear Guru, You are mother and father to me,
You only are my relative and my friend.
You are my wisdom and my wealth
you are my divine light , my god.
त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणम् त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव सर्वम् मम देव देव ॥