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The Guru must be a man who has known, has actually realised the Divine truth, has perceived himself as the spirit. A mere talker cannot be the Guru. A talkative fool like me can talk much, but cannot be the Guru. A true Guru will tell the disciple, "Go and sin no more"; and no more can he sin, no more has the person the power to sin. They alone are fit to be Gurus.
Education Excerpts from Swami Vivekananda's writing The Teachers of Spirituality— [Source] In the teacher we must first see that he knows the secret of the scriptures. The whole world reads scriptures — Bibles, Vedas, Korans, and others; but they are only words, external arrangement, syntax, the etymology, the philology, the dry bones of religion.
The teacher may be able to find what is the age of any book, but words are only the external forms in which things come. Those who deal too much in words and let the mind run always in the force of words lose the spirit.
So the teacher must be able to know the spirit of the scriptures. The network of words is like a huge forest in which the human mind loses itself and finds no way out.
The various methods of joining words, the various methods of speaking a beautiful language, the various methods of explaining the dicta of the scriptures, are only for the enjoyment of the learned. They do not attain perfection; they are simply desirous to show their learning, so that the world may praise them and see that they are learned men.
You will find that no one of the great teachers of the world went into these various explanations of texts; on their part there is no attempt at "text-torturing", no saying, "This word means this, and this is the philological connection between this and that word.
Yet they taught, while others, who have nothing to teach, will take up a word and write a three-volume book on its origin and use. As my Master used to say, what would you think of men who went into a mango orchard and busied themselves in counting the leaves and examining the colour of the leaves, the size of the twigs, the number of branches, and so forth, while only one of them had the sense to begin to eat the mangoes?
So leave this counting of leaves and twigs and this note-taking to others. That work has its own value in its proper place, but not here in the spiritual realm. Men never become spiritual through such work; you have never once seen a strong spiritual man among these "leaf-counters". Religion is the highest aim of man, the highest glory, but it does not require "leaf-counting".
If you want to be a Christian, it is not necessary to know whether Christ was born in Jerusalem or Bethlehem or just the exact date on which he pronounced the Sermon on the Mount; you only require to feel the Sermon on the Mount.
It is not necessary to read two thousand words on when it was delivered. All that is for the enjoyment of the learned. Let them have it; say amen to that.
Let us eat the mangoes. The second condition necessary in the teacher is that he must be sinless. The question was once asked me in England by a friend, "Why should we look to the personality of a teacher? We have only to judge of what he says, and take that up.
So follow the guru, and he will take you through safely. The Divine Romance To be faithful to the principles of the divinely ordained guru-disciple relationship is the sure way to reach God. Whereas the unguided devotee wanders into spiritual difficulties and disillusionment, the disciple who gives loyalty and obedience to one who has found God makes the spiritual path simple and straightforward.
His devotion and faith establish constant inner attunement, so that regardless of any assaults of Satan, he can rely on the hidden and open aid of his Christ-like master to keep him safe and steady in his progress toward freedom. But there will be many, I say unto you, who will seek to enter the kingdom of God by themselves, after ignoring the God-given guru sent to them. They will not succeed because they did not heed God's divine messenger. In these present verses, both meanings are again intended in the context of the guidance and blessing of the guru who not only leads the disciple through the strait gate of the path of virtue, but also ultimately opens the inner astral door of ascension to God.
I know for a fact that he is giving to you the discipline and spiritual training you need each day of your lives. Years ago he told me: And he did not say this only for me, but for all his disciples who would come after his passing. The soul knows that it has found at last a true friend, counselor, and guide. The disciple strives therefore to reciprocate the guru's unconditional love, especially when tested, even as the faith and loyalty of Jesus' disciples were often tried with nonunderstanding.
Many were with Jesus at the feasts and sermons, but how few at the cross! He indicated that Philip should tune his instinct guided reason and will power with the higher wisdom-guided reason and will of Jesus, the way by which Philip could free himself from mortal delusion and overcome the common compelling temptations and attachments of the flesh.
My guru Sri Yukteswar said to me, when he accepted me for training: If you tune in your will with mine, you will find freedom. He is not a guru who levels his followers into blind subjugation. Teachers who slavishly control their students after a dogmatic pattern destroy in them the power of free will.
Such teachers want the student to see only as the teacher sees. Obedience to a true guru, however, does not produce any such spiritual blindness in the disciple. On the contrary, the guru wants the disciple to keep his eyes of reason open, and in addition he helps to develop in the disciple another eye: A guru disciplines the disciple only until the latter can guide himself through his own unfolding soul wisdom.
If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you. Do not have blind faith, but also no blind criticism.
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The master kept him solely because of this diligence and the services he rendered, for he found the disciple rather stupid. He had crossed the river as if he crossed a street. Tapobana called his disciple and questioned him. Did you actually walk over the water? At every step I repeated Your Holy Name, and that is what upheld me.
If in my name miracles take place, I must possess powers I did not suspect, and I must be more holy than I was aware of.
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After all, I never tried to walk on water. With unshakeable faith in himself, Tapobana repeated: It is just here that many Western chelas make it hard for themselves, because they cannot bring themselves to bow to their teacher, and become upset when their prejudices and opinions are criticised.
Even when they profess to love the teacher, they defend their position and defend their standpoint. He wants to arouse personal recognition and experience in the chela — not to teach him, but inspire him. But he also wants to liberate his chela from the attachments to opinions, prejudices, and dogmas — and this is often a painful process. It is not so-called religious instruction that he gives, though ethics and morals are the foundation of all genuine spiritual teaching.
He does what religion as we moderns know it can never do. He not only gives knowledge but actually quickens the human soul, much as the flame of mind was quickened in the early races of mankind by the manasaputras or Promethean light-bringers. In a sense, a real spiritual teacher literally raises his chela from the dead, for unless we are born again we cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. And as Jesus said, the Kingdom of Heaven is within us. Wright A shishya is a reflection of the Guru.
Whatever is the frequency of the Guru figure, people who have a vritti that falls in that spectrum, only they will be attracted to his energy and be able to come close to it and become a shishya. Others will only come to get their problems solved and as soon as they get what they want, they leave.
They can never become shishya. Once you have made someone your guru, if you are going to criticize him and this weakness is going to get in the way, then it is better that you do not make him your guru. Otherwise, there is a terrible liability in doing so. After making someone your guru, do not criticize him. No matter what the guru is like, revere him until the end.
Do not fall into gossip about the guru you have chosen because everything is according to unfolding karma udayakarma. Besides, what are you going to do by finding faults in him? What do you think? He would be someone whose faith in the guru would remain unshaken even if the guru acts crazy. When the guru acts crazy, even then the disciple does not lose faith in him.
That is the quality of a disciple. You can climb a steep hill only when you bend a little. So this was imparted to me and I saw the beauty of it.