Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
After a Guru has passed away, does the mantra continue to have his power?
If he is a Sathguru or SathPurusha or SiddhaPurusha, a perfect Guru, the mantra will continue to work with the same force. It also depends on whether the mantra is a conscious mantra or a dead mantra. A conscious mantra is one that the Guru has practiced for a long time and whose full power he has realized. That mantra has awakened his own inner Shakthi and unfolded it fully and made him experience the goal of the mantra. If you receive that kind of mantra from a Guru, it will awaken your Shakthi because it is a living mantra. But a mantra that one just finds in a book or hears from someone else will be a dead mantra, and it would not work.
It is also true that a real Guru never passes away; he is always alive.
Our mantra, Maha-mantra, “Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae”, is a conscious mantra. It is a living mantra.