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Guru Stotram: Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurudevo Maheshwara - in sanskrit with meaning - Stotra on Sri Gurudeva

- from Vishwasara Tantram (also many slokas are found in Guru Gita)

श्री गुरुस्तोत्रम्: गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
Sri Guru Stotram: Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurudevo Maheshwara

Om

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुर्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
गुरुरेव परं ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१॥
Gurur-Brahmaa Gurur-Vissnnur-Gururdevo Maheshvarah |
Gurure[-I]va Param Brahma Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: The Guru is Brahma, the Guru is Vishnu, the Guru Deva is Maheswara (Shiva),
1.2: The Guru is Verily the Para-Brahman (Supreme Brahman); Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम्
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥२॥
Akhanndda-Mannddala-Akaaram Vyaaptam Yena Cara-Acaram |
Tat-Padam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Whose Form is an Indivisible Whole of Presence, and By Whom is Pervaded the Moving and the Non-Moving Beings,
2.2: By Whom is Revealed (out of Grace) That Feet (of Indivisible Presence); Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशालाकया
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥३॥
Ajnyaana-Timira-Andhasya Jnyaana-[Aa]n.jana-Shaalaakayaa |
Cakssur-Unmiilitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who Removes the Darkness of Ignorance from our Blind (Inner) Eyes by applying the Collyrium of the Light of Knowledge.
3.2: By Whom our (Inner) Eyes are Opened; Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

स्थावरं जङ्गमं व्याप्तं येन कृत्स्नं चराचरम्
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥४॥
Sthaavaram Janggamam Vyaaptam Yena Krtsnam Cara-Acaram |
Tat-Padam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Salutations to the Guru) By Whom is Pervaded all the Movable and Immovable objects as well as the Moving and Non-Moving beings,
4.2: By Whom is Revealed (out of Grace) That Feet (of All-Pervasive Presence); Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

चिद्रूपेण परिव्याप्तं त्रैलोक्यं सचराचरम्
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥५॥
Cid[t]-Rupenna Pari-Vyaaptam Trai-Lokyam Sa-Cara-Acaram |
Tat-Padam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Whose Form is that of Consciousness Pervading all the Moving and the Non-Moving beings of the Three Worlds,
5.2: By Whom is Revealed (out of Grace) That Feet (of Conscious All-Pervasive Presence); Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

सर्वश्रुतिशिरोरत्नसमुद्भासितमूर्तये
वेदान्ताम्बूजसूर्याय तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥६॥
Sarva-Shruti-Shiro-Ratna-Sam-Udbhaasita-Muurtaye |
Vedaanta-Ambuuja-Suuryaaya Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who is the Embodiment of All Srutis (Vedanta) which Equally Shine (He being the Essence of them) like Jewel worn on the Head,
6.2: Who is the Sun blossoming the Lotus of Vedanta. Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

चैतन्यः शाश्वतः शान्तो व्योमातीतोनिरञ्जनः
बिन्दूनादकलातीतस्तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥७॥
Caitanyah Shaashvatah Shaanto Vyoma-Atiito-Niran.janah |
Binduu-Naada-Kala-[A]atiitas-Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who is the Eternally Tranquil Consciousness, Spotless and Pure, and Beyond the Ether,
7.2: Who is Beyond the Bindu, Nada and Kala; Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

ज्ञानशक्तिसमारूढस्तत्त्वमालाविभूषितः
भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदाता तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥८॥
Jnyaana-Shakti-Sama-Aruuddhas-Tattva-Maalaa-Vibhuussitah |
Bhukti-Mukti-Pradaataa Ca Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who is Equally Mounted on Jnana (Knowledge) and Shakti (Power), and Who is Adorned with the Garland of Tattva (Truth or Absolute Reality),
8.2: Who Grants both Worldy Prosperity and Liberation; Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

अनेकजन्मसम्प्राप्तकर्मेन्धनविदाहिने
आत्मञ्जानाग्निदानेन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥९॥
Aneka-Janma-Sampraapta-Karme[a-I]ndhana-Vidaahine |
Aatma-N.jaana-Agni-Daanena Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||9||

Meaning:
9.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who Burns away the Fuel of Karma (results of works impressed on the mind) Accumulated over Many Births,
9.2: By Giving (Kindling) the Fire of Self-Knowledge; Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

शोषणं भवसिन्धोश्च प्रापणं सारसम्पदः
यस्य पादोदकं सम्यक् तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१०॥
Shossannam Bhava-Sindhoshca Praapannam Saara-Sampadah |
Yasya Paado[a-U]dakam Samyak Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||10||

Meaning:
10.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Who Dries Up the Ocean of Samsara (Worldly Existence) and Leads to the Essential (Spiritual) Wealth Within us,
10.2: In the Same Manner as His Foot-Water (i.e. grace, when a devotee surrenders everything at His Feet) removes the impressions of the Samsara from the devotee's mind and reveals the Essential (Spiritual) Wealth Within; Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

गुरोरधिकं तत्त्वं गुरोरधिकं तपः
तत्त्वज्ञानात् परं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥११॥
Na Guror-Adhikam Tattvam Na Guror-Adhikam Tapah |
Tattva-Jnyaanaat Param Naasti Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||11||

Meaning:
11.1: (Salutations to the Guru) Neither is there any Reality Beyond the Guru, Nor is there any Austerity Higher than the Guru,
11.2: There is no Knowledge of Truth beyond what comes From the Guru; Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

मन्नाथः श्रीजगन्नाथो मद्गुरुः श्रीजगद्गुरुः
मदात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१२॥
Man[d]-Naathah Shrii-Jagannaatho Mad-Guruh Shrii-Jagad[t]-Guruh |
Mad-Aatmaa Sarva-Bhuuta-[A]atmaa Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||12||

Meaning:
12.1: (Salutations to the Guru) My Lord is the Lord of the Universe, My Guru is the Guru of the Universe,
12.2: My Self is the Self of All Beings; Salutations to that Guru.

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Om

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च गुरुः परमदैवतम्
गुरोः परतरं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥१३॥
Gurur-Aadira-Na-Adish-Ca Guruh Parama-Daivatam |
Guroh Parataram Naasti Tasmai Shrii-Gurave Namah ||13||

Meaning:
13.1: (Salutations to the Guru) There is no Reality which existed Before the Guru And the Guru is the Supreme Divinity,
13.2: There is no Reality Surpassing the Guru; Salutations to the Guru.

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Om

ब्रह्मानन्दं परमसुखदं केवलं ज्ञानमूर्तिम्
द्वन्द्वातीतं गगनसदृशं तत्त्वमस्यादिलक्ष्यम्
एकं नित्यं विमलमचलं सर्वधीसाक्षीभूतम्
भावातीतं त्रिगुणरहितं सद्गुरुंतं नमामि ॥१४॥
Brahma-[A]anandam Parama-Sukhadam Kevalam Jnyaana-Muurtim
Dvandva-Atiitam Gagana-Sadrsham Tat-Tvam-Asy[i]-Aadi-Lakssyam |
Ekam Nityam Vimalam-Acalam Sarva-Dhii-Saakssii-Bhuutam
Bhaava-Atiitam Tri-Gunna-Rahitam Sad-Gurum-Tam Namaami ||14||

Meaning:
14.1: (Salutations to the Sad-Guru) Who is the Bliss of Brahman, Who is the Bestower of Supreme Joy, Who is the Absolute, Who is the Embodiment of Knowledge,
14.2: Who is Beyond Duality, Who is Boundless and Infinite Like the Sky, Who is Indicated by Maha Vakyas Like Tat-Tvam-Asi (That-Thou-Art).
14.3: Who is One without the Second, Who is Eternal, Who is Stainless and Pure, Who is Immovable, Who is the Witness of the Intelligence of All Beings,
14.4: Who is Beyond the States of the Mind, Who is Free from the Three Gunas; Salutations to that Sad-Guru.

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