Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
Tukaram Maharaj (Dehu, near Pune)
“Place your faith, love, heart, and devotion at the Guru’s feet, and you will easily find God. So worship the Guru, meditate on the Guru, for God is with the Guru. How often must I say it? Tuka says that when you remember the Guru’s name, you can find God in a forest or in a crowd of people.”
Sant Tukaram, on the GURU:
1) “HIS ways cannot be known”
2) “HIS HIGHEST BENEFITS COME FROM MEDITATING ON THE IMAGE OF THE GURU, WHO IS THE ESSENCE OF PURE CONSCIOUSNESS”
“The Guru is the supreme goal of the mantra So’ham and the form of So’ham. He is the movable and the immovable. He is the microcosm and macrocosm. He comes, as the human Guru, to grant his Shakthi to his people, his children, his own souls, dear devotees. He is the founder of the path of Siddhis.
His mind, habits, and behaviour are in no way ordinary. He is neither a man nor a woman. He is, simply the Guru. His body has been tempered in the flames of Kundalini yoga – the seven elements have become filled with Chith and Pranava – the primordial sound OM, has become So’ham and plays in his Pranava.”
“THE GURU IS INSIDE. THE GURU IS OUTSIDE.”
“The power of the Guru’s Grace enters the disciple’s body in subtle form and does many great things.” Just as a tiny spark falls into grass and in no time becomes a blazing fire.
The mind that is continually resting in Brahman eventually becomes that.
YAMA, the Lord of death, says to his messengers: “This phenomenal world and I, are the one Lord God Vasudeva. Whoever has an unshakable feeling for the Lord fixed in the heart, then, O messengers, leave him alone and come away”
He who knows all this glory of manifestation as his own, who realizes the entire cosmos on his Self, is divine, even though thoughts may play in his mind.
A man who can see his own identity with the universe, this assembly of thirty six elements, which is perceived through the senses and which supports and sustains our life, saying, “This is my splendour and my glory,” will never lose his divinity and perfection. Even though he retains the mind’s tendency to see multiplicity and differentiation where non-duality and identity really exist, this perfection will not be disturbed.
God is not Truth: Truth is God.