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What should one do if someone abuses one's Guru and Guru's family members?

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 ...
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What happens when mantra initiation is done by an ineligible guru?

According to a Vaishnava scripture known as Krishna Bhajanamritam, gurus can be of different spiritual potencies. The etiquette after receiving initiation from a guru who may be of lower potency is ...
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What should one do if someone abuses one's Guru and Guru's family members?

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 ...
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Is the Nath Sampradaya mentioned in Hindu scriptures?

Haṭhayogapradīpikā, one of the foremost surviving śāstras of Haṭhayoga, is composed by Svātmārāma, who belonged to the lineage of Nātha Yogins, as stated here. haṭhavidyāṁ hi matsyendragorakṣādyā ...
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What if Guru's order is contrary to scriptures should it still be followed?

Guru's orders or teachings that are contrary to scriptures or contrary to dharma, need not be followed. An example is from Srimad Bhagavatam 7.5, where Prahalada does not approve of the teachings of ...
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