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The Gist of the contents of GURU GEETA

  1. Introduction: Provides an overview of the Guru Gita and its significance in Hindu spirituality.

  2. Invocation: An opening prayer invoking the blessings of the Guru.

  3. Description of the Guru: Explores the characteristics and nature of the Guru, and the various forms the Guru can take.

  4. The Qualifications of the Disciple: Describes the qualities a seeker must possess to be a worthy disciple of a Guru.

  5. The Importance of the Guru: Highlights the role of the Guru in guiding the disciple on the spiritual path.

  6. The Disciple's Duties: Discusses the responsibilities and obligations of the disciple towards the Guru.

  7. Guru-Disciple Relationship: Examines the dynamics of the relationship between the Guru and the disciple.

  8. Guru Purnima: A chapter on the significance of the festival of Guru Purnima, which honors the Guru.

  9. Meditation on the Guru: Explores various methods of meditating on the Guru.

  10. Guru Mantra: Provides an introduction to the Guru Mantra, a sacred chant dedicated to the Guru.

  11. Guru Puja: Describes the ritual worship of the Guru, which involves offerings and devotion.

  12. Guru Stotram: A hymn in praise of the Guru, highlighting the Guru's role in bestowing spiritual knowledge and grace.

  13. Guru Gita – First Part: The beginning of the Guru Gita text, which includes a dialogue between Lord Shiva and Parvati on the nature of the Guru.

  14. Guru Gita – Second Part: Continues the dialogue between Lord Shiva and Parvati, discussing the qualities of the Guru and the importance of surrender to the Guru.

  15. Guru Gita – Third Part: Explores the various types of Gurus and the ways in which they guide their disciples.

  16. Guru Gita – Fourth Part: Discusses the qualities of a true seeker, and the importance of detachment and discrimination.

  17. Guru Gita – Fifth Part: Explores the nature of the Self and the means to realize it through the grace of the Guru.

  18. Guru Gita – Sixth Part: Discusses the practice of yoga and the role of the Guru in guiding the seeker on the path.

  19. Guru Gita – Seventh Part: The final section of the Guru Gita text, which concludes with a prayer to the Guru.

  20. Conclusion: A summary of the teachings of the Guru Gita and their relevance to spiritual seekers in the modern age.

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