Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Shri Dakshinamurthy

चित्रं वटतरोर्मुले वृद्धशिष्या गुरुर्युवा | 
गुरोस्तु मौनं व्याख्यानं शिष्यास्तु छिन्नसंशयाः ||

Chitram vatatharormule vruddhashishyaa gururyuvaah | 
Gurostu maunam  vyaakhyanam shishyaastu chinnasamshayah ||

Behold under the Banyan are seated the aged disciples around and about their youthful teacher. It is wondrous indeed: the teacher instructs through silence, which in itself removes all the doubts arising in the disciples minds.

Shri Dakshinamurthy is a form of Lord Shiva. He teaches in silence (and yet) the students are freed from all doubts (about the Truth). Teaching imparted in Silence has traditiionally been regarded as the best method to reveal the truth of Atman (The Self) which is all pervading Reality.

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