Guru and Acharya

Updated on July 16, 2021 in Acharyas
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One person took up meditation under an able guru, who promises mukthi in this janma itself. It is mentioned that the relationship with the guru will be for ever. In this system, guru is expected to take him along when the practitioner leaves the body.

After several years, this practitioner discontinues meditation for some reason other than spirituality and undergoes pancha samskara through an Acharya. Here, Lord Narayanan’s representative is supposed to take him along, when the practitioner leaves the body, to vaikuntam.

Since there is a guru and Acharya associated in this case, who will take care of the practitioner when he leaves the body.

Srivaishnava dasan

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Srimate Raamanujaye Namaha,
Jai Shree Krishna Caitanya,

Swami acharya sambhandam and protection comes through their instructions rather than direct physical association.
They initial initiation process is to give the seed of devotion..and then they give the reciepe ( instructions)on how to nurture the plant..and by their blessings Perumaal makes situations around us to be conducive.

But the individual person has to nurture his own plant and their is some responsibility on his part, that is my understanding, as discussed in Harivamasam audio 170 to 174..( exact no indicated in previous threads).

So after this depending on the desire , faith and love the soul has accordingly soul will be attracted to a place which is appropriate..
So whichever acharya s instruction we follow most that will have effect.


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Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha
Srimathe. Sri Varaha Mahadesikaya Namaha
Sri Velukkudi Krishnan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam
Sri Velukkudi Ranganathan Swamy Thiruvadigaley Sharanam

Ahobhila AcharyAn said “Any Previous Venduthal or donation or offering should be redirected to Srinivasa Perumal after pancha samskAram”

No devathAnthram or any previous association

Even if other devatAs come to help, we should promptly reject the offer like Bhakthi sArar

This being the case. It’s PerumAL and his associates all the way. The moment we enter into Acharyan’s family it is his holiness responsibility whether Body-Soul (shareerAthma Bandham) or not.(meaning living or not)

If not SriRama physically present it’s Rama nAmam
If not SriKrishna present physically , it’s Krishna nAmam
If not Sri Acharyan physically present, it’s Acharya nAmam

Srimathe Rangaramanuja Mahadesikaya Namaha


on July 16, 2021
“Any Previous Venduthal or donation or offering should be redirected to Srinivasa Perumal after pancha samskAram”From vikraminside

Yes. The Guru also stated the similar thing and mentioned that the offerings can be done to the ashram, if any previous venduthal is there for any temple.

In this case, sishya has stopped any association with the meditation system, but gets to remember at sub conscious level on Guru, which he is unable to control. So from the part of sishya, he does not have any association consciously. The Guru mentions that the association is not temporary and will continue for mukti and beyond. That is the reason for asking if any conflict will be there between Guru and Acharya, as I indicated in my query.


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