Guru incomplete

Guru incomplete

A true spiritual teacher is likened to God and is revered by his loyal students. The word guru literally means remover of the darkness of ignorance (gu – darkness, ignorance, fear etc ru – remover, dissolver). In these verses, homage is offered to the true teacher who, like God, dissolves the ignorance from within us and fills us with illumination of wisdom. Homage is also paid to God, the Guru of all Gurus.

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु र्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वर
गुरु क्षात परब्रह्मतस्मै श्रीगुरवे

Gurur-brahma gurur-vishnu
Gurur-devo Maheshwarahah
Guru saakshaat para-brahmaa
tasmai shree gurave namaha

Guru is the Creator (Brahma), Guru is the Preserver (Vishnu), Gurudeva is Destroyer(Maheshwara)
Guru is the absolute (singular) Lord himself, Salutations to that Sri Guru
Meaning of the words
Guru: Dispeller of Darkness; Gu=Darkness, Ru=Remover
Brahma: Creator; Personification of Creating Quality of God
Vishnu: Preserver; Personification of Preserving quality of God
Deva: God
Maheshwara: Destroyer; Personification of Destroying Quality of God
Saakshaat: Self/ Himself
ParaBrahma: He who is the highest Lord; Consciousness
Tasmai: To him/ To such
Sri: Holy, splendorous
Namaha: Salutations

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं ेन ाचरम्
तत्पदं दर्शितं ेन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे
Lyrics in English
Om Akhanda Manadalakaram Vyaptam yena Charaacharam
Tadpadam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Sri Guruve Namaha
Meaning in English
Lord he whose form is one whole which is indivisible present everywhere, pervades both Moving(living) & Non-moving(Non-living) manifestation.
Guru, he who has seen the feet of such Lord (he who has experienced Oneness with the ultimate), Salutations O blessed One.
Meaning of the words
Akhanda:Indivisible, Consciousness which is one and isn’t further divisible; Khanda=piece
Mandala: surrounding, circle, group;
Aaakaram: Form
VyAptam: Pervading, Covering
Yena: he who
Charaacharam: Moving & non-moving; Chara=moving; Achara=Non-Moving
Tad=such, that
Padam=feet
Darshitam: Seen, seeing
Tasmai:To him
Sri: Holy, auspecious, respected
Guru: Dispeller of Darkness; Gu=Darkness, Ru=Remover
Namaha: Salutations