Kindly quote references which deal with this subject

  • My Guruji does not need references I do..
    – Harsh
    Commented May 10 at 7:10
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  • It's best to not discuss matters pertaining to one's Guru with those who may even subtly cause any Guru-aparadha.The scriptures advise that one should stay away from Ninduks or philosophically convince them.
    – user34325
    Commented May 10 at 14:35
  • Can you quote scriptural references?
    – Harsh
    Commented May 11 at 9:19

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One should immediately leave the place to save one's soul from the grave offense of hearing sadhu-ninda.

Below are a few verses on this topic from the Bhagavata Purana:

When Daksha offended Lord Śiva in the assembly due to envy, His beloved wife Satī stated the following:

कर्णौ पिधाय निरयाद् यद अकल्प ईशे धर्मावितरि अशृणिभिर्नृभिः । अस्यमाने छिन्द्यात् प्रसह्य रुषतीं असतीं प्रभुश्चेज्जिह्वां असून् अपि ततो विसृजेत् स धर्मः ।।

If one hears an irresponsible person blaspheme the master and controller of religion, he should block his ears and go away if unable to punish him. But if one is able to kill, then one should by force cut out the blasphemer’s tongue and kill the offender, and after that he should give up his own life (4.4.17).

निन्दां भगवत: श‍ृण्वंस्तत्परस्य जनस्य वा । ततो नापैति य: सोऽपि यात्यध: सुकृताच्च्युत: ॥ ४० ॥

Anyone who fails to immediately leave the place where he hears criticism of the Supreme Lord or His faithful devotee will certainly fall down, bereft of his pious credit (10.74.40)

आयु: श्रियं यशो धर्मं लोकानाशिष एव च । हन्ति श्रेयांसि सर्वाणि पुंसो महदतिक्रम: ॥ ४६ ॥

When a person mistreats great souls, his life span, opulence, reputation, religion, possessions and good fortune are all destroyed (10.4.46).


The disciple must never hear Guru Ninda. When someone is abusing or censuring the Guru, the disciple should put his hands on his ears and leave that place. This is mentioned both in Kularnava Tantram and the Manu Smriti.

Manu Smriti 2.200. Wherever (people) justly censure or falsely defame his teacher, there he must cover his ears or depart thence to another place.

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Yatra sriguruninda syat pidhaya sravaneambike |
sadyastasmadnisvinishkramet punarna shravanam yatha |
Gurornama smaret pashchat shravane sa pratikriya ||

O Ambike! One should not lend his ear to any censure of the Guru. Where such a criticism occurs one should close his ears, get out from there and remember the name of the Guru as reaction to it.

Kularnava Tantram 12-80

So not only one should leave the place immediately but as a parayaschitta measure one should also chant the Guru's name or remember the same.


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