|People strive in vain during their entire lifetime chasing shadows and in the end the result that stares them in their face is a big zero. If one does not remain in touch with saints and holy people one will not attain spiritual awakening even in the twilight of one’s life. One will attain awakening solely with the help of spiritual scriptures. Whatever wealth one earns through one’s hard work is of no use after death. Of what use is such wealth? It does not tag along with us but remains behind.|
Krishnam Vande Jagat Guru –
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People strive in vain during their entire lifetime chasing shadows and in the end the result that stares them in their face is a big zero. If one does not remain in touch with saints and holy people one will not attain spiritual awakening even in the twilight of one’s life. One will attain awakening solely with the help of spiritual scriptures. Whatever wealth one earns through one’s hard work is of no use after death. Of what use is such wealth? It does not tag along with us but remains behind.
Adi Jagadguru Shankaracharyaji says that three things in life are difficult or impossible to achieve. Human birth, thirst for knowledge and company of the saints and holy people. To take birth as a human is very rare. But what is the use of human birth if the humane qualities are missing from our life? There are billions of human beings but humane qualities are rare. What use is salt if it does not taste salty or sugar if it does not taste sweet? Man in this world has become a prisoner. Even otherwise the wise have described this world as a prison. We have become prisoners to our own cravings and attachments.
By adopting spiritual values in life we enrich our character. Spiritual growth should not be only a matter of discussions and precept. It should be put into practice. Scriptures have described aacharan i.e. practice or our action as the true test of our spirituality. It improves our life in this world as well as the next. Dharma is not a matter of discussions and debates. It has to be put into practice. Nothing is impossible for him who has worked for another’s benefit. Everything is attainable for such a person in this world. For him Bhakti, Devotion, Bhukti, enjoyments and God everything is easily attainable.
Without the guidance of saints and holy people we cannot get knowledge and without knowledge we can’t attain liberation. Liberation is the fruit of knowledge.
Only an enlightened person can inspire you, change your psychic make-up and give you a new direction in life. And that person becomes “Guru” in your life.
The question of How to find a Sadguru is a more important question. We need to make ourselves suitable to receive the grace of a Sadguru. For this we need to have true spiritual quest. When our thirst for knowledge and to understand and realise God becomes intense, a Sadguru will come to us wherever we are and find us.
In the word Guru, Gu means darkness, while Ru means light. So Guru means the one, who removes the darkness of our ignorance with the light of his knowledge. Merely by giving out a mantra or tying a kanthi (sacred mala) on your neck, one cannot become your Guru. According to Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta, a Guru should be a gyani (knowledgeable) and tatwadrishta (Seer of the fundamental element, philosopher). Being a gyani implies that the guru should be proficient in Vedas and shastras, only then he will be able to convince you and show you the right path in accordance with Vedas and shastras. And being a tatwadrishta implies that he himself has tread upon the path shown by the Vedas and the shastras and having so tread on that path, he has realized the supreme Truth or God.
A true student surrenders himself completely to the will of his Guru, with a firm faith that the Guru would direct him on the right course of action. A true Guru knows the exact nature of his disciple and accordingly asks him to follow the path that is most beneficial to him. The relationship of a Guru and a disciple is thus the best example of ‘Liberation through bonding and bonding through liberation
The greatest of Gurus is Lord Krishna who is known as the jagat-Guru, the one who is Guru to the whole universe! This is because he has given us Geeta. The message of Geeta is universal. It is a treasure-trove for the whole of humanity, irrespective of religion, color, caste, or creed. It has been sung by the Lord for the auspiciousness of the whole universe and the well-being of everyone in it.
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