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Saṃśayaghnī – The One Hundred & Seventy Third name in Lalitha Sahasranamam.

Samsayam hanti iti tatha

She is remover (lit., destroyer) of doubt

Saṃśayaghnī : samshay means doubt / unclear situation / uncertainity and aghni (femanine character of aghna) means knowledge giver / knowledge enlightenment / clear vision status

She clears doubts of Her devotees.

She destroys the doubts of the devotees. Whosoever realizes the real form of the goddess becomes free from all doubts. She is the guru of devotees. So she destroys all the doubts

She is capable of clarifying the doubts of wise men, as she is the embodiment of knowledge. She Herself assumes the form of Guru as per nama 603. Gurumurthi. The one who is called a Guru should be without doubts, should clarify the doubts of his disciples instantaneously and expecting nothing in return. This is what is meant by ‘spirituality cannot be sold’. At the same time, it is to be understood that those who seek knowledge should monetarily compensate the Guru, as he also needs money to sustain himself. But at no point of time the disciple should exceed his capacity in compensating the Guru and a real Guru will gladly accept whatever is offered by his disciples.

Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad (II.ii.8) says that one should seek a Guru who remains united with the Brahman. It explains, “If a person can realize the Brahman, the cause and the Brahman, the effect as own Self, all the peculiarities of his character disappear and all his doubts are dispelled. One should seek a Guru who falls within the ambit of this saying.”

Krishna says that only a self-realized soul alone can impart knowledge, as he is considered as the knower of truth (Gita.IV.34).

In today’s context Gurus are known under three categories.

In the first category are those who initiate mantras. Most of them are exponents of mantras, but they do not proceed beyond mantras.

In the second category are those who teach yoga including the most fancied and the most sought after kundalini yoga. Most of the masters under this category would have never experienced bliss.

The third category consists of real Gurus who impart knowledge of the Brahman out of their own experience. But this category is extremely rare to find.

Shiva has imparted the knowledge about Guru to his consort Parvathi through 274 verses and this teaching is called ‘Guru Gita’.

This nāma means that there is no difference between Her and Gurus (third category, the true spiritual masters.)

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Posted June 24, 2012 by UdayaBhaaskarBulusu

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