Tuesday, 7 July 2015

गुरु न मिलते तो कौन राह दिखाता ?

क्यों न कहूँ , मेरी दुनिया गुरु से है  !

If had I not found {my} Guru,

{Then} who would have shown me the way ?

Why shouldn't I say my world is because

of my Guru ?


The classic definition of the GURU is Gu+Ru, where Gu is called darkness, and Ru is the light which dispels the darkness.This darkness is the ignorance, of the world around him, that surrounds the man. This world which man thinks is real, is not real. The Guru knows by the knowledge that He has, that it is so, and so can teach the man the reality. Hence Guru is called the dispeller of darkness. Guru is not the man that you see in front of you but is the Guru principle that resides in the man.

The Guru has by his own efforts reached the elevation with God. He knows the scriptures, and well knows the pitfalls on the path of the man, who wants to follow in His steps. There is no man more compassionate than the Guru. He is above par, above the mother and the father. And that is why men revere Him as the Gods that reside in Him for, by His actions He plays the role of the Hindu Trinity: He creates, He preserves and He destroys. He creates the new path on which His disciple may tread, He preserves the good that is in His disciples, and He destroys the evil tendencies of His disciple, if the disciple but follow His words.

 Lastly, He lets His disciple know that He can show Him the path, but by his own efforts will the disciple reach the goal. For He has tasted the sugar candy, and the disciple can only know the taste of it, if he takes it in his own mouth.