Friday, September 09, 2011

Guru seeking out sincere disciples

I hear often from many gurus that it is the student who needs to go to the guru and that too with devotion. That does not seem quite right. The guru is just a wall but a wall on which divine light is being reflected. It is important to get the seeker of spiritual wisdom to focus on the light and not on the wall. By insisting on devotion, the focus is turned to the wall. In addition, it is tremendously important to the society that we have many people deeply established in spiritual wisdom. When such is the case, it is wonderful if the guru seeks out the sincere seeker! Ramanujacharya famously shouted the sacred words from temple top despite being warned of dire consequences by his guru!

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