Three great Gurus of Sanatan whose words and sentences act like mantras as per the proverb ‘Mantramoolam Gurorvakyam’ and who are like panacea for Sanatan’s seekers !

From Left Sadguru (Mrs.) Binda Singbal,Paratpar Guru(Dr.) Athavale, Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil

Coronavirus has badly hit India as well as the world. It has negatively affected the physical, mental, financial, familial and social well-being of humans.

A virus, invisible to the eyes, has made humans helpless in this scientific era. It is impossible to predict when this virus will end. It is certain that the adverse time, which Saints and Sages had predicted, is at our doorstep. Today, events which are beyond the understanding of the human intellect are taking place. Sanatan’s seekers have been bestowed with three great Gurus – Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale, Sadguru  (Mrs.) Binda Singbal and Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil who are supports and guides in this severe adverse time.

God has incarnated in the forms of Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale,
Sadguru (Mrs.) Binda Singbal and Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil

The three Gurus were aware that the Years 2020 to 2023 are going to be adverse times which had never been seen before and would never be in future too. For this reason, the three Gurus were making seekers aware of this in various ways. Sometimes they gave seekers an idea of this even directly.

The very first sentence of ‘Agnihotra’ compiled by Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale says, 350 crore humans are going to die in the coming severe adverse time. Seekers will not have spiritual energy, meaning Chaitanya (Divine consciousness), to survive this adverse time. Knowing this, Shrimannarayan form Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale incarnated from Vaikuntha onto the earth. Bhudevi form Sadguru (Mrs.) Binda Singbal and Shridevi form Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil have incarnated on God’s instructions and as per God’s plan.

How should the seekers increase their faith in the three Gurus ?

Shri Gurugeeta has the following shloka.

ध्यानमूलं गुरोर्मूर्ति: पूजामूलं गुरो: पदम् । मन्त्रमूलं
गुरोर्वाक्यं मोक्षमूलं गुरो: कृपा ॥ – गुरुगीता, श्‍लोक ५६

Meaning : The foundation of meditation is the form of the Guru; the root of worship are the feet of the Guru; the origin of mantras is the word of the Guru; the root of Moksha (Final Liberation) is the Guru’s grace.

A. Jnanmoolam Gurormurtihi

It is not possible for the three Gurus to be physically present all the time with all the seekers. ‘Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale’s pictorial biography’ is an invaluable gift from Gurudev to seekers. One can meditate on the form of the three Gurus through the medium of this Holy text. If seekers read it every day with the bhav (Spiritual emotion) that it is actually the form of the three Gurus, it will certainly increase their faith.

B. Poojamoolam Guro padam

Implements used in worship and time will not be available in the adverse time. The heart of every seeker will be the temple in such a time. Every day a seeker can invite the three Gurus to this temple. The form of these three Gurus is brighter than the sun and their smile is sweeter than an infant. I feel like worshiping and inviting them to the throne of my heart, placing Shri Vishnuswarup Paratpar Guru (Dr.) Athavale in the middle, Bhudevi form Sadguru (Mrs.) Binda Singbal to His right and Shridevi form Sadguru (Mrs.) Anjali Gadgil to His left. There are no restrictions on mental worship. I have faith that if seekers worship them mentally in this way, their bhav will increase.

C. Mantramoolam Gurorvakyam

There is an important incident in Ramayan.

C1. Shri Guru is a manifestation of God, hence each sentence uttered by Shri Guru functions like a mantra : The day Bibhishan surrenders to Shriram, He announces Bibhishan to be the king of Lanka and also performs his coronation ceremony. Sugreeva the commander of the monkey-soldiers (in Shriram army) did not like this. He talked to Shriram at night, “O’ Ram, You coronated Bibhishan in a hurry, I do not agree with this. We have not even reached Lanka, the war has not started, Ravan has not yet been killed. What will You do if Ravan surrenders and hands over Seeta to You ?”

Shriram smiles and replies to Sugreeva, “What have you learnt in my company in so many days ? There is always a Divine reason for my actions. What I say or do is being actually done by God. Ravan, his brothers, his children and evil soldiers are going to be killed. This is God’s plan. Bibhishan is going to be the king of Lanka. This is also God’s plan. All my acts are actually God’s Divine play. If at all Ravan surrenders, I will give my Ayodhya to him and make him the king of Ayodhya”.

Shri Guru is God’s manifestation. Hence, each sentence of Shri Guru acts like a mantra; if seekers do what the three Gurus of Sanatan say, they will experience their divi-nity and help increase faith in them.

C2. Sanatan’s seekers are fortunate that they are getting guidance from these three Gurus who are forms of God; seekers need to just follow the steps as directed to survive the adverse time : The life of people who are not seekers is like being alone on a small boat which is far from the sea shore, in the middle of an ocean with turbulent winds on a dark night. There is no one to direct them.

Sanatan’s seekers are fortunate that these three Gurus are there to guide them. We have to just follow their footsteps. All seekers will experience that each word of these three Gurus is like a mantra. Seekers should just listen to what they say, follow all guidelines and the instructions received from responsible seekers and those published in the Periodicals. This is as good as a survival guide for them.

D. Liberation lies in the Guru grace

One who understands that the mystery of Liberation lies only in the Guru’s grace is a ‘disciple’. Deity Shiva said to Parvati – The disciple attains Liberation by meditating on the Guru every day, by placing Him on the throne of his heart, worshiping Him mentally and by practicing Spirituality as taught by Him. After this adverse time, all seekers who have full faith in these three Gurus will certainly attain Liberation, meaning, a permanent place at the Holy feet of Shri Guru.

Compiler : Mr. Vinayak Shanbhag, Sanatan Ashram, Ramanathi, Goa. (12.4.2020)

 The root of worship are the feet of the Guru; the origin of mantras is the word of the Guru; the root of Moksha (Final Liberation) is the Guru’s grace !