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To be a real guru
« on: May 28, 2010, 02:54:23 AM »
There are lots of spiritual gurus in our India. Some may have real taste in spiritualism but if they want to be a guru for  at least they should aware of Bhagavan Ramana. Even though He is a jewel of advaita He never told himself a guru or He never accepted any body as a devotee.  Why these modern gurus never learn from Bhagavan Ramana.



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Re: To be a real guru
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 08:26:46 AM »
Yes ramanaduli sir, you are absolutely correct. Many things have been happening in the recent past, which really make many wary of the so-called gurus. But i guess, people are driven to such due to false promises and in the hope of performing miracles. It is the people who should be educated about who is a real guru. Bhagavan ramana said once that a real guru is one in whose presence you feel a sense of shanti or peace. I think that alone should be the yardstick to discover a guru. That discovery in itself is a miracle!


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Re: To be a real guru
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 10:38:02 AM »

Dear Ramanaduli,

There are no parallels in recent times for Bhagavan Ramana.  He
never asked anything from anyone.  He never takes also anything
from anyone, unless such offerings could be shared with other devotees present.  He took persons as they are, no preconditions,
no pre qualifications.  He was available 24 hours of the day.  There
were some devotees, who came late night, and when attendants
refused permission, He came out and asked the attendants to let
them in.  He never did any materializations, making vibhuti, kumkum
or gold pendants.  When devotees were sincere, He conferred them
the glimpse of the Self to take further interest and proceed in their
sadhana.  And last but not the least, He never discriminated
between brahmins and non brahmins.  He is very unique and can
never be compared with anyone in recent times.

There is a line of poem:  As civilization advances, the poetry
declines.  That is in modern days, one cannot get a Kalidasa
or Shakespeare or Milton or Kamban.  The poetry has declined
And so is the case of 'standards' of gurus.  Tirumoolar says that
one who has not realized the Siva himself, if he wants to direct
others for liberation, it will be like a blind leading the blind to
go on a particular path.  Both will fall into the pit!

Arunachala Siva.