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Guru Gita - 5
« on: July 11, 2009, 11:44:29 AM »
The Guru places the onus of finding the Guru on the young student
himself.  It urges the students to select a Parama Guru {a Brahma
Jnani} out of the different kinds of gurus and offers him a rule
of thumb to identify such a Guru.

Suchakadi prabhedena guravo babudha smritah
svayam samyak parikshyastha tattva-nishtam bhajet-sudhih.
                                                  (Verse 272)

"Gurus are said to be of different kinds, called suchaka etc.,
The intelligent one, having himself examined them carefully,
should resort to one who is established in the higher reality i.e
a Brahma Jnani, referred to here as Parama-guru."

Yasya darsana matrena manasah syat-prasannata
svyam bhuyat dhritissanih sabhavet paramo-guruh

                                                    (Verse 292)

"He, by the mere sight of whom, the mind becomes clear [and
receptive], and fortitude and peace arise [in the mind] by
themselves is a Parama-Guru.

{Look at Sri Ramana Gita.  When Kavyakanta Ganapati Muni
asked Bhagavan Ramana:  'What is the sure way to find one
Guru as Parama Guru or a Brahma Jnani, or a Self Realized
person?'  Bhagavan [He was hardly 25 at that time, and He
must have definitely not read Guru Gita, but He has said
exactly the above characteristics for a Self Realized person.}

(Source: Guru Gita article by N.A. Mohan Rao in Mountain
Path, July-September 2009)

Arunachala Siva.