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The meditation within a guru and a
People have not understood the term 'guru'. People in India
have not understood whom to call a guru! People refer to
anyone wearing saffron colored robes as a guru. If one
quotes even a few words from the scriptures, people call him a
guru; but that is not a guru.
One man told me, 'I have made someone my guru,' so I
asked him to explain to me what his guru was like. Anyone who does not have artadhyan or
raudradhyanis a guru, (Artadhyan- adverse internal
contemplation due to presence of kashaya that are
contained within, which hurts only him. Raudradhyan-
adverse internal contemplation due to kashaya within that
spill over and hurts him as well as others). Unless a person has
these qualifications, it is a mistake laden with liability
(guno) to call one a guru. You can call him a
'sadhu maharaj,' (sadhu- a monk.
Maharaj- master) you can call him a 'tyagi'
(someone who has renounced the worldly life), but to call him a
guru is a mistake laden with liability. Otherwise, if you
want to understand the word guru from the worldly
perspective, then you can even call a lawyer, a guru; from
the worldly perspective, everyone is a guru!
Any guru that can bring us into dharmadhyan
(absence of artadhyan and raudradhyan) can be
called a guru. Who is capable of making others attain
dharmadhyan? It is someone who can stop people from having
artadhyan and raudradhyan; he can make people do
dharmadhyan. If a guru does not have
any raudradhyan when someone insults him, then you should know
that he is worthy of being your guru. If, today, he does not get any
food but he does not have any artadhyan, then know he is
worthy of being your guru.
Questioner: If he does not have
artadhyan and raudradhyan, then is he not a
Dadashri: A satguru is
someone who is a representative of the Lord, the fully enlightened
One. If he is liberated, then he is
a satguru. The guru
has yet to discharge all kinds of
karmas and the
satgurus has already discharged many of his karmas. So the one who does
not have artadhyan and raudradhyan is a
guru and the one who gives you moksha in your
hand is a satguru. It is difficult to find a
satguru, but if you find a guru, that is also
Quotes by Param Pujya Dadashri: 1) The Self within is the
real God (satdev). The speech of the Gnani Purush
is the true religion (satdharma). The Gnani
Purush himself is really the true guru
2) You do not know God so how will
you meditate on him? Instead, you should meditate on the guru. At
least you are able to see his face.
3) Even if one meditates on the
photograph of a guru who is not Self-realized but is
relatively pure and free from worldly desires and passions; then
one will attain peace of mind. Even if that guru is laden with ego,
meditating on his picture will bring calmness to the mind. This is relative dhyan; it is
temporary but helpful.
4) The other is the real dhyan
and it can only be attained from the Gnani Purush; the
real dhyan will give you permanent peace. The peace
and happiness one attains from relative dhyan will break the moment
one's mother-in-law tells her, "You have no sense", then all
turmoil and agitation will start. These relative meditations will
not get your 'work' done; they will not give you eternal
5) As long as you have to 'do' something,
whether it is meditation or anything else, you will be subject to
wandering in the life-death cycle. Meditation must be
natural and spontaneous (sahaj). 'Sahaj' means
that you do not have to do anything - it just happens naturally by
itself. Then, know that You are liberated.
6) The Soul is completely open i.e. free
of karma laden
coverings at the navel region (nabhi
pradesh) of the body. The Lord within
is revealed when 'we', the Gnani
Purush break the veils of
ignorance that cover the Self.
satguru: True guru; The ultimate guru
moksha: Liberation; Liberation of the soul
from the cycle of birth and death
Artadhyan: Adverse internal meditation
that hurts the self
raudradhyan: Adverse internal meditation
that hurts the self and others.
dharmadhyan: Absence of
artadhyan-raudradhyan; Absence of adverse internal
meditation; Virtuous meditation
kashaya: Inner hidden enemies of anger,
pride, deceit and greed.
Book Name : Guru and
Disciple Page # 41 paragraph # 4 to Page #42
What are the types of meditation (dhyan)?
Karma and Meditation (Samayik - introspective meditation)
Understand how (cause) Karma and past life Karma depends on dhyan (meditation - intent, bhaav)?
Example of Lord Parshvanath in state of meditation.
Difference between Meditation and Religion (dharma) and what is true real religion ?
By awakening the Kundalini, can one achieve self realization?
What can one achieve by Sound Meditation?
What is samadhi meditation and How to achieve natural (sahaj) samadhi, nirvikalp state?