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<small>By Swami Harshananda</small>
Just as one burning lamp can light another, a perfect guru (spiritual master) can pass on his spiritual power to a qualified or worthy disciple even by a touch. This is called Tārakayoga. It is also called śaktipāta or bequeathing spiritual power.
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In Hindu astrology, the word yoga is used in a technical sense to indicate the fourth limb of the pañcāṅga or almanac. (See PAÑCĀÑGA.)
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Just as one burning lamp can light another lamp similarly a perfect guru<ref>Guru means spiritual master.</ref> can pass on his spiritual power to a qualified or worthy disciple through a touch. This is called Tārakayoga. It is also called śaktipāta or bequeathing spiritual power.
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
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Latest revision as of 21:58, 18 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Just as one burning lamp can light another lamp similarly a perfect guru[1] can pass on his spiritual power to a qualified or worthy disciple through a touch. This is called Tārakayoga. It is also called śaktipāta or bequeathing spiritual power.


References

  1. Guru means spiritual master.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore