भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदाता च तस्मै श्री गुरवे नमः||
From the conversation between the supreme Lord Siva and his consort Goddess Parvati was born the Guru-Gita. The endless wisdom in this text has been distilled to the pithy Guru Stotram in fourteen verses, where the essence of the purpose and need for a Guru unfolds.
Swami Ishwarananda, with his trademark laser like thinking guides the reader into a deeper understanding of who a guru is and what being guided by a learned one can mean to the individual who seeks to overcome disquiet and satisfy a yearning that is not yet fully understood. Gently, yet definitively, he shows us that guru-bhakti alone can take us toward the eternal.