SRI SHANKARALINGA BHAGAWAN a unique Brahmajnani of Karnataka was inheritor of thapasya from Sri Narasimha Saraswathi of Ganagapur (Datta pantha) Sri Brahmachaitanya (Sri Ramadasa pantha) and Sri Shivachidambara of Murugod (Chidambara pantha).
"If some one comes to me, no matter what purpose or reason, I will uplift him. Bliss itself is guru."
"Sri guru is satchidananda, and he is all in all, he is for ever, and he is full and complete. To elevate and redeem the eager and anxious devotees, Parabrahma himself comes down, in the form of guru"
"If atom sized human beings, try to know the Paramatma, the Atman supreme, through their intelligence, disappointment is certain. In a company of good people, Satsang, awareness is easily found"
"Within you, is Sathchidananda, you are verily that and no need to be in a haste to get its experience. Gurusmarane, constantly thinking of guru, carrying out his instructions is your bounden duty. Let thy protection be Guru's concern"
"If the shishya, develops within himself the idea, that he is subordinate to guru's desire, 'Guru Ichche', and follows Guru's word, (Guru vakya), he will easily cross ashore"
"Serving Guru, meeting his demands, what so ever they may be, and doing his 'sushrushe', and pass the tests he designs and imposes, is difficult to observe in this age. Therefore taking Guru as your father, remembering him at all times and surrendering unto him all of your self, is the easiest way to Mukhti, liberation"
"I will liberate my disciple within seven births"
"I never forget my Bhaktas. Where is the possibility of forgetting, when Guru himself, is awareness"
"The Gurubhakthas never come to grief. The Guru guards them and protects them from all evil."
"Sri Dattamahaguru is all powerful to ward off the calamities or problems that afflict the true and loving devotees"
"There is no distinction between the (Guru's) Name and the Form (of the Guru). Chanting the name of the Guru congeals itself into Dhyana."
"Once Bhakthi is reposed in Guru, it shouldn't revert into Abhakti."
"At the feet of the Guru (Guru sannidhi), there are no Do's and Dont's"
"Through ceaseless 'Gurubhakthi' and 'Namajapa', surrenderring the entire set of Happiness and sorrow to Athmarama, be joyful forever"
"Guru is like a mother to all; he will not forsake you; it's enough if you trust him and have faith in him. Your trust and faith will protect you"
"If you do Rama's (God's or Guru's) work, Rama will do yours"
Chitradurga bhajana mandali varshikotsava
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