The Guru principle begun when life begun and will eternally flow. Just like different teachers guided us in different classes, aiding us to reach the highest levels, the Guru principle works through various beings to help us climb steps to higher awareness.” – Mohanji
The Śrī Guru Gītā, authored by Sage Veda-Vyāsaḥ, forms part of the Skanda Purana. Śrī Guru Gītā takes the form of a profound dialogue between Bhagawan Śiva, Lord of the Universe and His Royal Consort, Devi Pārvāti. The Song of the Guru begins on the summit of Mount Kailash, with Devi Pārvāti observing Bhagawan Śiva describing the Supreme Truth to the sages. As She witnessed the sages bowing to Bhagawan Śiva, He in turn reverently acknowledged the Guru Tattva. Devi Pārvāti asked Bhagawan Śiva to teach Her about the Guru Tattva.
Out of Love for Devi Pārvāti, Bhagawan Śiva sung the Song of the Guru, thereby describing the Guru Tattva, the proper ways of worshipping the Guru and the methods and benefits of reciting the Śrī Guru Gītā. He sung the song of the Supreme Self manifesting as the Guru.