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<center><H1> Guru Gita 11-14</H1></center>
These verses give a deeper meaning to the
concept of baptism and provide a beautiful practice to do each morning.<P>
<H2>Verse 11</H2>
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8 0 M 5 * > * 5 ? 6 A & M ' > $ M . > </TD><TD> 6 M 0 @ A 0 K 9 </TD><TD>* > & > 8 G 5 > ( > $
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sarvapaapavishuddhaatmaa </TD><TD>shriguroh</TD><TD> paadasevanaat
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all sin purified soul</TD><TD> shri guru </TD><TD>feet from-service
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Having purified your soul from all sin through service at the guru's feet, <P>
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& G 9 @ </TD><TD> , M 0 9 M . > </TD><TD>- > 5 G & M / > 8 M . > $ M $ M 5 $ M M 0 M * > 0 M % . </TD><TD> 5 & > . ? </TD><TD> $ G
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dehii</TD><TD> brahma</TD><TD> bhavedyasmaattvatkRpaartham</TD><TD> vadaami </TD><TD>te
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body-one</TD><TD> absolute</TD><TD> may-become from-which that grace-for</TD><TD> I-speak</TD><TD> to-you
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for mercy's sake, I will explain to you that by which an embodied one may become the absolute<P>
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<H2>Verse 12</H2>
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<TR><TD> A 0 A </TD><TD> * > & > . M , A . </TD><TD> 8 M . 0 M $ M 5 > </TD><TD> 2 </TD><TD>6 ? 0 8 @ </TD><TD>' > 0 / G $ </TD></TR>
<TR><TD>guru</TD><TD> paadaambujam</TD><TD> smRtvaa</TD><TD> jalam </TD><TD>shirasi</TD><TD> dhaarayet</TD></TR>
<TR><TD>guru</TD><TD> feet lotus</TD><TD> having-remembered</TD><TD>water</TD><TD> on-head</TD><TD> should-bear/place</TD></TR>
<TR><TD COLSPAN=6>Remembering the guru's lotus feet, put water on the head<P></TD></TR>
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8 0 M 5 </TD><TD>$ @ 0 M % > 5 > > 9 8 M / </TD><TD>8 . M * M 0 > * M ( K $ ? </TD><TD>+ 2 </TD><TD>( 0
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sarva </TD><TD>teerthavagaahasya </TD><TD>sampraapnoti</TD><TD> phalam </TD><TD>narah
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all</TD><TD> pilgrimage bathing-of</TD><TD> obtains</TD><TD> fruit</TD><TD> person
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a person obtains the fruit of bathing in all the holy rivers<P>
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<h2>Verse 13</H2>
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6 K 6 > ( > . </TD><TD> * > * * > 8 M / </TD><TD> & @ * ( </TD><TD> M ( > ( > $ G 8 > .
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shoshaNam </TD><TD>paapapankasya</TD><TD> diipanam </TD><TD>jnaanatejasaam
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drying up</TD><TD> sin mire-of</TD><TD> light</TD><TD> knowledge light
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its drying up is that of the mire of sin; it lights the light of knowledge<P>
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A 0 A * > & K & </TD><TD> 8 . M / </TD><TD> 8 . M 8 > 0 > 0 M ( > 5 > $ > 0 > .
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gurupaadodakam</TD><TD> samyak</TD><TD> samsaararNavataarakam
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guru feet water</TD><TD> properly/easily </TD><TD>samsaara/suffering ocean crosser
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The water of the guru's feet easily makes one cross the ocean of worldliness and suffering,<P>
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<H2>Verse 14 (first line)</H2>
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M ( > ( > . B 2 > 9 0 > ( > . </TD><TD> ( M . > </TD><TD> 0 M . </TD><TD>( ? 5 > 0 #
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ajnaanamoolaharaNam</TD><TD> janma</TD><TD> karma</TD><TD> nivaaraNam
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non-knowledge root destroys </TD><TD>birth</TD><TD> action</TD><TD> puts-an-end
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destroys the root of ignorance, and puts an end to the (re-)birth and (the cycle of) action.<P>
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