“Guru means one who has gravitation, around whom you suddenly feel as if you are being pulled. The guru is a tremendous magnet, with only one’ difference. There is a man who has charisma — you are pulled, but you are pulled towards him. That is the man of charisma. He may become a great leader, a great politician. Adolf Hitler has that charisma; millions of people are pulled towards him. Then what is the difference between a charismatic leader and a guru? The difference is tremendous. The difference is: when you are pulled towards a guru you suddenly feel that you are being pulled inwards, not outwards.
When you are pulled towards Kabir, Nanak, Buddha, you have a strange feeling. The feeling is that you are being pulled towards them and at the same time you are being pulled inwards — a very strange paradoxical phenomenon
at the closer you come to your guru, the closer you come yourself. The more you become attracted towards the guru, the more you become independent. The more you become surrendered to the guru, the more you feel that you have freedom you never had before.
So it is a very subtle difference. Remember it. If you are Pulled towards a man and that pull creates a slavery, that an is not the guru. That man may have charisma, may have magnetic power — maybe his great intelligence, his physical beauty, or his sheer vitality pulls you — but you will be going away from yourself. It will be an infatuation. You will be obsessed with this man, and you will be off your center.”
happy Guru Purnima 2017
When someone feeds the hungry even once, or employs the jobless, or consoles the grieving, it fills the recipient’s heart with immense gratitude.
How much more gratitude then one would feel for one’s Guru who, by imparting self-knowledge helps to overcome one’s ignorance. It is immeasurable indeed, and inexplicable. Therefore the Hindu scriptures advocate that one should worship one’s Guru as God.
Skanda Purana says, “Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. Guru is the personification of supreme Brahman therefore I adore him.’’
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