Guru Shishya : Guru Disciple Relationship

The worldly life is of father-son, mother-son or daughter, wife-husband, etc., relationships. Also to be found in the worldly life is the delicate guru-disciple relationship. It is a relationship in which, after surrendering to the guru, the disciple remains sincere to him for the rest of his life, and increasing his param vinay  (absolute humility) for his guru, he abides by his instructions and attains the ultimate special spiritual siddhi (energy; power). This book puts forth a beautiful description of what constitutes an ideal guru as well as an ideal disciple.

Currently many different beliefs about a guru are prevalent and hence people become very confused about how to find the right guru. Perplexing questions on this matter have been asked to the Gnani Purush Dadashri , and He has given answers to the point of total satisfaction of the questioner.

According to common knowledge, people consider a guru, a satguru and a Gnani as one and same, whereas here in this book, Dadashri gives us a clear distinction between the three.

With the aim and the vision that both guru and his disciple can go forth on the path of liberation, Dadashri, who while moving around in the supreme spiritual state as the Gnani, gives various visions and understanding regarding the guru disciple relationship.

Grace of Spiritual Master

Spiritual Enlightenment is not possible, without one-to-one grace of enlightened Spiritual Master called 'Pratyaksh Gnani.'

Spiritual Quotes

  1. The gurus of worldly life, teach worldly religion and duties, to do what is right and discard all that is bad. They make you understand matters of good and bad. The worldly life will always be there so you must keep that guru, and if you want moksha, then that is what the Gnani Purush is for. The two are separate. The Gnani Purush takes the side of the Lord within.
  2. You need a guru who is free from aasakti (inner weakness inclined towards attractions that arise from within). Of what use is he, if he is tempted by money or anything else? He has the same disease as we do; both have a disease. The only guru that is useful, is the one who has no inner inclinations and temptations.
  3. One who has no buddhi (intellect) and ownership of his body is the true guru. If he has ownership of his body and you have ownership of yours, it will not work because the two of you will collide.
  4. The guru's moral character should be absolutely pure. The disciple's character may not be so, but the guru's should be exact. One is not a guru if his moral character is not proper; it would be meaningless.
  5. To become really pleased (prasanna) means never to become disappointed. The disciple is bound to make mistakes, but a true guru-Gnani will never become displeased.
  6. The guru's grace can help you tremendously. But your intent and love towards him should match this.
  7. It (faith) comes based on one's guru's conduct, effective thoughts, speech and acts (charitra). There is energy behind his conduct.You do not need to establish faith where one's speech, conduct and humility win your heart; it will definitely be established on its own.
  8. Once you meet the satguru there is no need for any qualification. The fact that you meet a satguru is in itself, your highest punya (merit karma effect).
  9. By criticising the guru, the disciple can ruin all his spiritual gains.
  10. If you make every living being your guru, and learn whatever you can from them, you will attain liberation. God is present in every living being so if you embrace and learn from them, you will attain liberation.

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