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Offline dattaswami

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The real Guru
« on: July 19, 2010, 09:09:22 PM »
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  • The real Guru

    GURU means the preacher who removes ignorance – darkness by emitting knowledge – light. The field of the context is important here. If you are ignorant of mathematics, a teacher may remove your ignorance about mathematics by teaching mathematics. Such a teacher cannot be called as Guru. Guru is the preacher who diverts you towards God by removing your ignorance about God. This is the most important field for any human being because it is the basis of every aspect of life here as well as there after death. The final knowledge of God is to know that you are always ignorant of God, because God is unimaginable or ever unknown. Thus, to know the ignorance about God is knowledge.

    Whatever you know relates to the item of creation only because the Creator is always unknown. Veda says that in the case of the subject about God, ignorance is Knowledge and Knowledge is ignorance (Yasyaamatam Tasya Matam). Shri. Saibaba suggested to Nana Chandolkar about the possibility of introducing the word ignorance (Ajnanam) in the place of Knowledge (Jnanam) in a verse of Gita. By this the verse means that the spiritual preachers will preach the ignorance and not the Knowledge.

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    Re: The real Guru
    « Reply #1 on: October 04, 2010, 06:25:11 AM »
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  • A guru is a spiritual teacher, someone who runs a disciple of wisdom and self-actualization, dissemination of knowledge on the disciple, the disciple or guides to the deity. A Guru is very different from a teacher because he is a beacon of spiritual light in our world and teaches us the universal spiritual principles that underlie all religions and cultures.

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    Re: The real Guru
    « Reply #2 on: October 04, 2010, 06:51:20 AM »
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  • A guru is a spiritual teacher, someone who runs a disciple of wisdom and self-actualization, dissemination of knowledge on the disciple, the disciple or guides to the deity. A Guru is very different from a teacher because he is a beacon of spiritual light in our world and teaches us the universal spiritual principles that underlie all religions and cultures.

    Differentiate Satguru & Guru

    In the word Satguru (Lord in human form), the prefix β€˜Sat’ means truth. A Satguru always preaches the truth. Truth is always harsh and is not liked by several people. Therefore a Satguru will have only very few disciples. A Satguru says that the path with thorns will lead to the Lord. People will not like this. He also says that the path with flowers leads to hell. People will not be happy with this preaching. A Guru preaches which several people like. The Guru says that the nature of the goal will be the nature of the path. Since the Lord is full of bliss the path also must be with flowers giving happiness. Since the hell is giving you lot of pain the path with thorns which also gives lot of pain must lead to the hell. This argument is very attractive.

    Several people will like this and will become the followers of Guru. Several people will praise him and give lot of Guru Dakshina because his argument is pleasant. But a Satguru says that the path with thorns alone will lead to the Lord because in this path you have to cut the bonds with your family and with your hard-earned money. Sacrifice gives lot of pain and sacrifice alone will lead to the Lord. The path with flowers strengthens your bonds with your family and money which gives you lot of happiness. Such path leads to the hell.

    Several people do not like such argument and so only one or two persons who can realize the truth will become His disciples. A Satguru will never worry about the number of the disciples and about the quantity of Guru Dakshina. Even if a single disciple is available He is happy. Majority always goes to hell. Only one in millions like Sankara, Vivekananda, Meera can reach the Lord. Diamonds are always in minority. Gravel stones are in majority. Therefore a Satguru will be only one in thousands of Gurus and a true disciple will be only one in millions of disciples.

    When you are doing prayers you are praising the Lord as a poet praises a king. The foolish king may give some gift to the poet. But the omniscient Lord can never be fooled by such praise. When you sing songs are chant the name of the Lord or express the feelings of devotion by shedding tears or by meditation you are getting the happiness and peace immediately. You have achieved the fruit. The Lord will not give another fruit for these things. When you are pained and loose peace by cutting the family bonds and by sacrificing your work and wealth to the Lord, then only the Lord will give the real gift to you. When you are working in the field for the owner, doing the work pains you. The owner will pay money for your work. Without doing the work, if you are simply chanting the name of the owner or sing songs on the owner, a wise owner will never give any gift.

    You have already derived the bliss and peace by eating the sweet in your hand. Why should I pay you when you are eating the sweet? When you sacrifice the sweet to me I shall pay you. A Satguru teaches only the sacrifice which is the path with thorns leading to the Lord. Veda says that sacrifice alone can bring the grace of the Lord (Dhanene Tyagenaike). If you ask the payment by prayers and devotion the Lord will pay you from your pocket only. He will bring the results of good deeds from your future life cycles and present them to you. But when you are sacrificing the sweet to the Lord in spite of your hunger and your heart pain, the Lord rewards you from His pocket. Therefore the true path leading to the Lord can be identified by loss of peace, mental worry, pain etc., The path to the hell is identified by peace, happiness, benefit etc., Satguru leads you to the Lord and Guru leads you to the hell.
    At Thy Lotus Feet His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

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