The Importance of the Guru

Bhajan Base

Music C.d.'s

The Importance of the Guru

Guruji! Only You are Creator and Sustainer.

Formless One, the Destroyer You are only . . . . . . . . .


Lord of the Universe and the Supreme Thou art,

Both non-attached yet with worldly wealth happy.

The knowledge of You has saved Your disciples,

How do we pray, Treasure of good qualities? . . . . . . . .


Sacred rivers flow with vigor in Your divine body.

All the holy places are contained within Thee.

In the temple of the mind You live eternally;

The light of this truth flickers very brightly . . . . . . . . . .


The Lord made a mountain out of a tiny mustard seed.

He made a selfish man full of generosity.

The grace that saved this one came from You, Guruji!

The yogic powers are Your servants, already . . . . . . . . .


At last there is one boon which I demand "Kripalu"

Your grace is the fortune to bestow on me.

Myself I do forget, but always I remember You;

Your feet are my home, beloved Guruji . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

English transliteration at bottom of page

Viniti Muniji spent many days with Leela in 1983 going over each bhajan with word for word translations and then explaining any grey areas. Later after returning to America Leela crafted these bhajans to fit the meaning and melodies.

Poetic English Rendering by Leela Bruner 1984 all rights reserved


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Guru mahimaa


Guruji! aapa ja Brahma, Vishnu,

aapa ja Shiva avinaashi . . . . . . . .


Brahma ane Parabrahmaye aapa je, aapa vilaasi udaasi,

taaryo shishyane, gnaana prabhaakar praarthu shunn? gunaraashi? . . . . . . .


janunaa - gangaa vahaavi ghatamaan sthaapyaan pathuraa - kaashi,

mana mandiramaan aapa viraahyaa, satyani jyoti prakaashi . . . . . . . . .


raino parvat karyo prabhuji! sangrahino sannyaasi,

anugrha paami oogaryo guruji! sicdho bani gai daasi . . . . . . . . .


antamaan vara eka yaachu 'Kripaalu' kripaa karo sukha raashi!

smarun hun aapane svayanne visarun banun sharanani vaasi . . . . . . . . . . . .

A Difficult Riddle

A Portrait of Joy

Acceptance of Faults

Across the Mind



Baby Krishna's Bath

Brahmeshwara Aarti

Brahmeshwara Aarti transliterated

Compassionate Master

Cosmic Identity

Dear Baby Krishna

Dedication Page

Divine Guru

Do not get Diverted from the Lord

Forever Kindle the Flame of Faith

Gestures of Krishna

Give Me a Broader Mind

Give to Me Pure Intellect

Gujarati Composite Alphabet


I am Blushing

I will even die for You, my Lord

Keep Your Merciful Eyes on Us

Kripalu Aarti

Lord, Have mercy on Me


Mother Kundalini

My Total Goal

Offering of the Soul

One Time Look at Me with Love

Only Guru's Grace

Only You

Only You Can Help Me


Protector of Life

Rare Pilgrimage


Rx to Cross All Difficulties

Service to the Guru

Temple Dhuns

The Final Moment

The Glory of the Saints

The Ointment of Knowledge

The Highest Goal

The Highest Spiritual Practice

The Importance of Humility

The Importance of A Saint

The Importance of the Guru

The Theory of One God

You are the Doer, Oh Lord, not I