The Guru Gita is an ancient Sanskrit text from the Skanda Purana.The Guru Gita states that, “the Guru is not simply a human being, but the Supreme Divinity made manifest”. The Guru Principle is united with all pure qualities, all beautiful attributes, and is the greatness of all purity.
These video classes illumine many subtle points in the text and are an indispensable tool in understanding the Guru Gita.
Guru Gita Video Class 1
Verses 1 to 25
This video class details the Guru Gita text from the introduction through the 25th verse. The introduction states that the Guru is actually the Supreme Divinity. He manifests the goal. He demonstrates the path. He illumines the darkness and thereby he becomes the purest reflection of one’s highest aspiration. The text consists of Lord Shiva, the primordial Guru, explaining to Parvati Devi that the means to the highest perfection in spiritual life is by understanding the principle of Guru. The video class first enumerates the introduction and then has the chanting of the actual Sanskrit mantras, followed by a clear and precise translation into English and a detailed commentary.
Guru Gita Video Class 2
Verses 26 to 60
This class explains that the path to spiritual perfection lies in making every effort to please the Guru, along with many explanations of different qualities of the Guru. This video class contains the chanting of the original Sanskrit mantras along with a detailed English translation and commentary.
Guru Gita Video Class 3
Verses 61 to 97
This video examines a section of the Guru Gita which elucidates how the Guru is a principle which is actually the highest divinity, has no equal and which is the totality of all existence. The video class starts out first with a chanting of the ancient and beautiful Sanskrit mantras which is followed by an enlightening English translation with a detailed commentary.
Guru Gita Video Class 4
Verses 98 to 130
This class examines first the section of the Guru Gita which details some attributes a worthy disciple of the Guru should possess and how they should act, followed by an explanation of the spiritual fruits of pinda (consecrated offering), pada (sacred syllables) and rupa (form). This video class contains first the chanting of the ancient Sanskrit mantras and then a beautiful English translation and commentary.
Guru Gita Video Class 5
Verses 130 to 160
This video describes the method of performing the Guru Gita as a sadhana, as well as describing some of the benefits of Guru Gita sadhana. It also explains that worshippers of any tradition can perform this Guru Gita sadhana. In this video class, first the Sanskrit mantras are chanted then the mantras are translated into English and commented upon.
Guru Gita Video Class 6
Verses 161 to End
In the verses of this video class the Guru Gita and the worship of the Guru is extolled again and again as the highest means to supreme spiritual liberation. This video class contains first the mantras chanted in the original Sanskrit followed by a superb English translation and commentary.