Guru Goraksh Bani

Guru Goraksh Bani

Maro ve jogi maro, Maran hai mitha |
Tisa marni maro jisa, Marni gorakh mari ditha ||

O Yogi die; die to the world (being absorbed in the yogic state of deep trance). Such death is sweet. Die in the manner of Goraksa who ‘died’ (to the world) and then saw the Invisible.


Habki na boliba, thabki na Chaliba, dhire dhariva pavam |
Garab na kariba, sahjai Rahiba bhanat, goras ravam ||

Speak not in haste (without understanding), walk not in haste (without knowing the path). Take slow cautious steps (in the path of yoga). Let not pride overtake you. Lead a simple life (free of passions), says Goraksanath.


Goraksh khei sun hre avdhu, Jag mai aisai rahana |
Anse desibah kanai suniva, Mus thai kachu na kahna ||

Goraksha says: Listen, O Avadhuta, this is how you should lead your life in this world. See with your eyes (the illusions of the world), hear with your ears but never speak. Just be a dispassionate witness to the happenings around you. Do not react.


Asan drid, aahar drid, Jo nidra drid hoye |
Nath kahen sun balka, Mre na buda hoye ||

Goraksa says one who remains steadfast in observing his sadhna keeping his spiritual practice, food habits and sleeping habits under strict yogic discipline (renouncing the pleasures of the body and lethargy) neither grows old nor dies.


Shiv Goraksh yah manter hai, sarve sukho ka sar |
Japo baith ekant me, Tan ki sudhi bisar ||

Goraksa says- Om Siva Goraksa Yogi is the mantra, which is the substance of all true joys. One should repair to a solitary place and chant this mantra so devoutly that he becomes oblivious of his own body.


Shiv goraksh subhnam me, sakti bhari agadh |
Lene se hain tar Gaye, nich koti ke vyadh ||

Om Siva Goraksa Yogi- this auspicious mantra contains measureless sakti (power). It is so powerful that even sinners of the worst kind have attained moksa just by chanting this mantra.


Ajpa jape sunya mar dhre, Panchon indriya nigrah kare |
Brahm agni me home kaya, Tasu mahadev bande paya ||

Goraksa says he who chants the name vocally or non- vocally (japa – ajapa), meditates, controls the five senses (withdrawing) from their pleasures and burns his body in dhayna brahmagni (the holy fire of Brahma) finds Mahadeva.


Man murakh samjhe Nhi, yog marg ki bat |
Ati chanchal bhatkat phire, Kare bahut utpat ||

The mind is dull and fails to comprehend the secret of the yogamarga (the path of yoga). It is very capricious and is always engaged in mischief (non spiritual activities), thus causing a man to drift away from the true path.


Man mandir me vas hai, Pap punya ka gyan |
Punya rup man sudh hai, Pap asudh mahan ||

The mind itself is the abode of the good as well as of the evil. One may either let the good prevail or may allow free play to the evil instincts. This mind is pure and pious only when it lets the good in it prosper . If the mind promotes the evil instincts residing in it then it becomes impure and impious. Yogamarga is the means by which the mind can be trained to promote and sustain the good instincts.