Shri Guru Stotra English

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Neeb Karori Baba MaharajjiSalutations to the Guru, by whose grace the One Infinite Reality that pervades the manifestation is revealed.

Salutations to the Guru, who opened the eyes of the one blinded by the darkness of ignorance with the needle coated with the ointment of knowledge.

Salutations to the Guru, the enlightened spiritual teacher, who is Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the protector, and Maheshwara, the destroyer and who is indeed the limitless Brahman.

Salutations to the Guru, Who reveals the One to be known, Who permeates all that is movable and immovable, sentient and insentient.

Salutations to the Guru, who reveals the pervader of all three worlds comprising the sentient and insentient.

Salutations to the Guru, Who is the sun who causes the lotus of Vedanta to bloom and Whose lotus feet are made radiant by the jewel of all Shrutis.

Salutations to the Guru, Who is Pure Consciousness Itself. The Permanent One, Peaceful and Serene, pure and spotless, beyond sound, space and time, and who is beyond the manifest and unmanifest.

Salutations to the Guru, Who is rooted in knowledge that is power, adorned with the garland of Truth and Who is bestower of the joy of liberation.

Salutations to the Guru, Who burns up karma created by accumulated actions of innumerable births by igniting the fire of self-knowledge.

Salutations to the Guru, the perennial flow of wisdom from the One rooted in the vision of the Shruti completely dries up the ocean of transmigration and reveals the essence of all wealth.

There is no reality beyond the Guru, there is no austerity beyond the Guru, there is no knowledge beyond the Guru, Salutations to the Guru.

Salutations to the Guru, Who is my Lord and Who is the Lord of the Universe, my Guru Who is the Guru of the Universe, Who is the self in me and the Self in all beings.

Salutations to the Guru, Who is the beginning and the beginningless, Who is the highest deity and to Whom there are none superior.

Salutations to the Guru, by Whose reality the world is real, by Whose light all is illumined, and by whose bliss beings are blissful.

Salutations to the Guru, Who is the eternally pure Brahman, free from reflection, formless, taintless, eternally awake as pure consciousness and bliss.

The root of meditation is the form of the Guru, the root of worship is the feet of the Guru, the root of mantra is the word of the Guru, the root of liberation is the grace of the Guru.

I salute the dust of the feet of the Guru, I remember the pure name of the Guru, I adore the beautiful form of the Guru, I sing the glorious evil-destroying praises of the Guru.


Shri Guru Stotra English - Alternative Translation

I bow to you, revered Guru. By your grace though One Infinite Reality that pervades the cosmos is revealed.

I bow to you, revered Guru. With the collyrium stick of knowledge you open the eyes of those blinded by the darkness of ignorance.

I bow to you, revered Guru. You are Brahma, the creator; Vishnu, the preserver; and Maheshwara, the destroyer; you are directly the limitless Brahman.

I bow to you, revered Guru. You have made it possible to realize the One by whom all this world, animate and inanimate, movable and immovable, is pervaded.

I bow to you, revered Guru. You bring to light the Self-effulgent Divinity that pervades all the three worlds with all their moving and nonmoving beings.

I bow to you, revered Guru. Your light is the sun to the Lotus of Vedanta in that it causes spiritual truths to bloom. Your lotus-like feet are adorned by the crest jewels of the Vedas.

I bow to you, revered Guru. You are Pure Consciousness, eternal, peaceful, pure, stainless, beyond sound, space, and time; you are beyond the manifest and unmanifest.

I bow to you, revered Guru. You are established in the power of knowledge; you are adorned with the garland of truth; and you grant both worldly enjoyment and spiritual liberation.

I bow to you, revered Guru. You ignite the fire of Self-knowledge, which burns away the bondage of actions accumulated over innumerable lives.

I bow to you, revered Guru. The grace of your feet completely dries up the ocean of relative existence [sansara) and you make one realize the essence of real wealth.

I bow to you, revered Guru. My Lord! My Guru! The Guru of the Universe! You are my Soul, and the Soul of all beings.

I bow to you, revered Guru. You are the beginning of all yet without a beginning. You are the highest deity – there is not an higher than you.

I bow to you, revered Guru. Your radiance exposes the universe as illusion and reveals the true reality. By your bliss beings are blissful.

I bow to you, Lord Guru. You are a eternally pure, free from reflection, formless, untainted, eternally awake, pure consciousness, and bliss.

Your form is the root of meditation. Your feet are the root of worship. Your word is the root of mantra. Your grace is the root of liberation.

I salute the dust of your feet, remember your pure name, adore your beautiful form, and may I always hear your unparalleled praises.

Son of the wind, you are strong as your father and a storehouse of intelligence, discretion, and spiritual wisdom. What undertaking in this world is too difficult for you to accomplish all revered one.

Son of the wind, embodiment of blessings, you destroyed the root of all that is in auspicious.

- from Kainchi 'Temple Prayers'