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The Guru and the Supreme Lord
« on: December 19, 2009, 10:56:03 AM »
In Spiritual Instruction, (Upadesa Manjari) there is a question:

What is the significance of the saying that the nature of real Guru
is that of the Supreme Lord (Sarveswara)?

Bhagavan's reply:

In the case of the individual soul which desires to attain the
state of true knowledge or the state of Godhead (Iswara), and with
that object always practises devotion, when the individual's devotion
has reached a mature stage, the Lord who is the Witness of that
individual soul and identical with it, comes forth in human form
with the help of Sat-chit-ananda, His three natural features (of
being Real, the Knowledge and the Bliss), His three natural features
and form and name which He also graciously assumes, and in the
guise of blessing the disciple, absorbs him in Himself.  According
to this doctrine, the Guru can truly be called the Lord.

Arunachala Siva.