dīkṣā-mantra

the mantras given by the guru at the time of initiation. These mantras include the mahā-mantra, brahmā-gāyatrī, guru-mantra, guru-gāyatrī, gaura-mantra, gaura-gāyatrī, gopāla-mantra, and kāma-gāyatrī. The guru’s internal mood of service to Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa is transmitted through the medium of these mantras. This is indicated in the following verse from Bhakti-sandarbha (Anuccheda 237):
yo mantraḥ sa guruḥ sākṣāt
yo guruḥ sa hariḥ svayam |
gurur yasya bhavet tuṣṭas
tasya tuṣṭo hariḥ svayam ||
“The mantra (which is given by the guru) is itself the guru, and the guru is directly the Supreme Lord Hari. He with whom the spiritual master is pleased also obtains the pleasure of Śrī Hari Himself.”
These mantras are invested with divya-jñāna, or transcendental knowledge of Kṛṣṇa’s form and one’s specific relationship with Him see dīkṣā

The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia. 2015.

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  • dīkṣā — receiving initiation from a spiritual master. In the Bhakti sandarbha (Anuccheda 283) Jīva Gosvāmī has defined dīkṣā as follows: divyaṁ jñānaṁ yato dadyāt kuryāt pāpasya saṅkṣayam | tasmād dīkṣeti sā proktā deśikais tattva kovikaiḥ || “Learned… …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

  • dīkṣā-guru — initiating spiritual master. One who gives a mantra in accordance with the regulations of śāstra to a qualified candidate for the purpose of worshiping Śrī Bhagavān and realizing Him through that mantra is known as a dīkṣā or mantra guru …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

  • dīkṣā — ▪ Hindu rite       rite of consecration that preceded the Vedic sacrifice in ancient India; in later and modern Hinduism, the initiation of a layman by his guru (spiritual guide) into a religious sect.       In the soma sacrifices of the Vedic… …   Universalium

  • guru-mantra — aiṁ gurave namaḥ | see dīkṣā mantra …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

  • gaura-mantra — klīṁ gaurāya svāhā | see dīkṣā mantra …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

  • gopāla-mantra — klīṁ kṛṣṇāya govindāya gopī jana vallabhāya svāhā | see dīkṣā mantra …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

  • gāyatrī — 1. term a sacred mantra repeated by brāhmaṇas at the three junctures of the day ✍ by chanting the gāyatrī mantra ✍ you should chant gāyatrī in the morning see dīkṣā mantra 2. name see Gāyatrī …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

  • brahma-gāyatrī — a Vedic mantra which is chanted at the three junctures of the day by brāhmaṇas oṁ bhūr bhuvaḥ svāḥ tat savitur vareṇyaṁ bhargo devasya dhīmahi dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt | see dīkṣā mantra …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

  • guru-gāyatrī — aiṁ gurudevāya vidmahe kṛṣṇānandāya dhīmahi tan no guruḥ pracodayāt | see dīkṣā mantra …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

  • gaura-gāyatrī — klīṁ caitanyāya vidmahe viśvambharāya dhīmahi tan no gauraḥ pracodayāt | see dīkṣā mantra …   The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia

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