Abridged excerpts from Gurujī’s spontaneous seminars –
The venerable Goddess said: Om̐, salutation to You, oh Lord of the chiefs of the gods, oh You who are higher than the highest, oh Guru of the world. Oh You who are always auspicious, oh great god, give me the Guru’s initiation||2||
By what path –mārga–, oh Master, does a being endowed with a body become identical with Brahma –the Absolute–? Have mercy on me, oh Master! I bow to Your feet||3||
मम रूपासि देवि त्वं त्वत्प्रीत्यर्थं वदाम्यहम्।
लोकोपकारकः प्रश्नो न केनापि कृतः पुरा॥४॥
Mama rūpāsi devi tvaṁ tvatprītyarthaṁ vadāmyaham|
Lokopakārakaḥ praśno na kenāpi kṛtaḥ purā||4||
– Stanza 4 of Gurugītā – Short version
Translation: The Lord said: Oh Goddess, You are my Form. I say this because of my love for You. The question You asked me, which is for the benefit of the world, has not been asked by anyone formerly.
Śiva warns her: “You are my own form”. He revealed the Truth! “But anyway I will play with you this play of duality. I will reply to your doubts”. Because She is descending. Because to ask a question… For example, I don’t have any questions. If I go to a Guru, I cannot… I don’t have any questions. Because when you have a question, you are a disciple; you are not Guru. The Guru has no questions! That’s why the Guru is not interested in going to other Guru-s to learn something (about spirituality). He is not interested. About spirituality, He has no questions. About Śiva, about the Self – No doubts. Disciple has doubts. About “Who am I?”, “How to reach the state of Samādhi?”. They have doubts! They have a lot of questions.
Śiva said to Śakti: “You are the disciple, but remember that you are me too at the same time. Remember the truth. Next, play like a disciple”.
So, Śakti in Gurugītā asked the Lord something… at first… in the hymn. So Śiva reminded Her, “Yes, okay. Now you will play like a disciple. You are assuming the form of a disciple for the sake of this delight… delight of this hymn… of this teaching. But remember: tvam asi mama rūpā (You are my own Form; You are my own nature)”. Because if you don’t remember this, you cannot play in a good way. Because you are all the time prone to attachment, to pain, yes? to suffer a lot. So, “You are the disciple, but remember that you are me too at the same time. Remember the truth. Next, play like a disciple”. This is the meaning. That’s why He says this at first! And not at the end He said to Śakti, “Oh, you are my…”, no no. At first!
Because you are Him, you can attain Him. If you are not Him, you cannot attain Him. Because when you attain Him, you can lose Him again.
Because if you are not Him, you cannot attain to Him. To attain to Him, you have to be Him first. For example, when you meditate on the Lord to attain the Lord, it’s because you are the Lord already! This simple logic is very difficult to understand for people, yes? in general. Why? – Because they think like humans, not like God. They don’t think like God. So they think, “Well, now I am not the Lord. I will become the Lord later”. No, that’s not possible. To be the Lord later, you have to be the Lord now. So they say, “No, if I am the Lord now, what’s the point of becoming the Lord?”. So they don’t understand. They don’t understand. This is the level of their ignorance. According to their level, the more or the less ignorance they have. Why? If you say that you are the Lord and you will attain the Lord later, that means that the Lord is not you now! yes? You are not the Lord. So if you attain the Lord later, you can lose the Lord again! Because now you don’t have the Lord, in the future you will have, and next maybe you will lose again. You understand? So now you are not the Lord. In the future you will be the Lord (after Liberation, you will be the Lord). But because you didn’t have before, maybe you will lose the Lord again. There is no warranty! So what’s the point of this achievement? Liberation like this… “I received the Lord for…”, how much? a few months only, and next, “No, I am not the Lord again”. So I am not the Lord, I will be the Lord, next I won’t be the Lord again, next I will be the Lord again… So what’s the point of this? This is not real Liberation. So if the Lord will be with you forever and you will be the Lord forever, it’s because now you are the Lord! If you say that now you are not, and in the future you will be, so there is a contradiction there! But most people don’t see this contradiction, because they are in the level of ignorance. So, no. Because you are Him, you can attain Him. It makes sense. If you are not Him, you cannot attain Him. Because when you attain Him, you can lose again (the Lord). You can lose your state of identification with Him. So what’s the point? It’s not real Liberation, it’s only temporary state. So… it’s the same.
So you are trying to become Śiva by being Śiva first. This is the real way to reason. This is a intelligent person in spirituality.
“So play this game Śakti…”, Śiva told in Gurugītā, “…of duality, you are disciple, I am the Guru, but remember that you are me! from the start! Because if you are not me from the start, you cannot attain me at the end”. But this is the logic of God, not the logic of humans. Humans don’t think like this. They think, “No, now I am not…”. Like when you say, “Okay, now I am not an engineer. After studying a lot, I will be an engineer”. Well, with the Lord, it’s not like this. If you are not the Lord, you cannot be the Lord later. You cannot. So common people say, “Well, if I am the Lord now, what’s the point of making efforts?”. This is their logic. So they stop. They say, “Oh, this is stupid, absurd”. It is absurd in the kingdom of humans, not in the Kingdom of God. In the Kingdom of God, it’s very very logical. Because if you become the Lord, and you were not the Lord before, so you can lose again! So it’s not real achievement. It’s temporary achievement; it’s not worth your effort. So you are trying to become Śiva by being Śiva first. This is the real way to reason. This is a intelligent person in spirituality. In spirituality, not in mathematics… no. In spirituality, he is intelligent. So there are many many mysteries in Gurugītā.