Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Satguru

Only recently am I beginning to understand the real significance of the Guru in one's life. The Sadguru is like the conscience amplified. He's the one that's been there, done that ... He knows the forest and all it's ways. He also knows you and knows how best to coax and convince you. He can be a taskmaster if needed, or he can be a personification of love.

Yogananda's guru Sri Yukteshwara Giri is an excellent example of an ideal Guru.

Then there is the Guru tatva. Like Dattatreya, Babaji, SriKrishna and anything in the universe that you learn something from, an ant - industrious and persistent, the sunset - surreal and awe-inspiring, mountains - eternal and unwavering ...

Then there are people like Ekalavya or the little Dhruva whose Guru's are mostly in their head!

Anything that inspires you to "a better existence" has the guru tatva.


The grace of the guru-tatva can bestow a satguru who can "hold my hand" to eternity ...

5 comments:

Avadooth said...

Bramhanandam (Nithyanandam) parama sukhadam kevalam gnanamurthim,

dwandva theetham gagana sadrusam tatvamasayadi lakshyam,

aakam nithyam vimala machalam sarvadhee saakshi bhootham,

bhavathetham, thriguna rahitham sathgurum twam namami........

what i know (anubhava pramanam) is guru is not just the one who knows everything about forest and in and outs of it he is the forest himself.

guru and sishya are not seperate
they were always the same.

Avadooth said...

nee guruvuni kalusu kunnava?

nenu kalusukunnanu..............

and........................................................................................................

adi telusukunte thelusukovalasindhi ledo adi,

chaduvulalo marmamu ado danini

telusukunnanu.............

Avadooth said...

nenu ninnu adigina prasnalu anni naku answer thelusu.................

anubhavamu thelusu.............


Neeku chala manchi samskaram undi nee blog dwara thelusukunnanu

it is a pleasure reading your articles and writing to you...........

surya said...

hi anaghakka...

nice to catch u here.. with lots of spritual insight for all of us..
hows u doing.. with ur b'day comming up...

wishing u a grt time ahead.

Anonymous said...

In my life, I have found the guru can also be a tree or a stone or mountain or ocean.

It can be what hurts me, what pleases me or what frustrates me.

The practical problem I am trying to solve that seems to be stubbornly resistant to my efforts, teaches me that I need to be more focused and more mindful of what I am doing.

Or my teacher can be a random thought coming from nowhere with no meaning that can be defined by my intellectual mind.

Life as teacher, can be all absorbing, profound or nothing at all.