The Divine Guru
"The Divine Guru represents the Unmanifest Form of God"
Why is the Divine Guru important
The immensity of karmic impurities we carry within ourselves, through cycles of birth and rebirth; if not impossible; is extremely difficult and slow to be cleared away by ourselves in the regular methods we follow.
To move deep within – many past sanskars have to be cleared out, as without total purifications one cannot move inwards or towards God.
The purity of our life, inner thoughts and actions today, has deteriorated to an alarming extent. It becomes so easy to not remember the truth about our birth. The required motivation and courage to stay stable on this journey towards one’s reality (in spite of all odds), comes from God and Divine guru, the Sadguru. The extremely fast and out ward lifestyles today, that majority of us live in makes it extremely easy to fall back into the mayic jungle (worldly life). We also today have access to a lot of knowledge from innumerable sources; possibly all not authentic. The entire world knowledge is there for us with as many news and views, which though may sound good, could cause serious confusion about what to do, whom to follow.
Our thoughts are affected by the media to a very large extent. Because of the alarmingly different thoughts bombarding us today, how can we decide what is true and important for us at the particular stage and situation in our life. The sifting of knowledge is extremely difficult, with many trying to catch attention in not all the right ways.
All this could become a khichdi (mix) of the wrong kind. All our innumerable methods of praying, meditations, scripture reading, chanting, satsangs, seva, yogic kriya; are ways not directly related with God. Without the right understanding, though we may spend hours praying; required purifications do not take place as we all know; without the right purity of – bhao, heart, mind, body, soul – it is impossible to be anywhere near the Divine powers. A Divine guru could guide you on an individual level making your progress the fastest, as he will never have more than a handful of close followers.
At times it can become very difficult and dangerous for a devotee to be confronted by non- believers, (I speak with direct experience), who may want to argue and demand logical explanations for spiritual truths. During the course of my spiritual journey, several times I have received this reaction from many seekers and people close, who have a pre formed opinion of how everything should be. Anything which seems different from how IT all should happen is criticized immediately, without true understanding.During these confrontations, only the support from a divine guru can help maintain the right balance, or else it’s easy to slip in the comfort of the known way of life which all approve of. To be able to stay firm, one requires help and guidance from right guru or master, who is overflowing; and not hungry nor a beggar.
Till the time one is not established strongly in the DOT, the closeness and regular support of the Divine Guru is important and should not be debated.
Spending time with the Sadguru on a continuous level makes it easier to maintain the high level of purity and positivism in consciousness, required for digestion of the high wisdom and pure auras. The proximity helps keep my mind focused on the goal. Or else in the routine of our lives, it is easy to lose all the ‘high pure energy’ and get caught up in the rat race. The worldly maya and control people try to exert at times, can act as a deterrent to the spiritual awakenings.
The value of the divine guru is that he teaches you through example – he lives his truth; in his life you are able to see all the various truths you may have read or heard from various spiritual sources. Our mind is also purified by this satsang (pure association). The required strength, courage, motivation to be able to stay stable in this inward journey is directly the grace of God and Guru. The guru is the total form of unconditional love.
I have experienced; how with the right purification from a divya (divine) guru; the karmas of this life and past lives can be felt, accepted and understood in the right positive manner; in the least of time. Too many words are not required, then, as too much talking can be only empty words. When the guru whom one follows, preaches certain truths about God and ourselves, and as also how we can reach to that particular spot, I strongly believe, that first he himself should become an example of what he is trying to give his disciples. He should be the motivation as living the truth in totality. Only then he can have the power to give, THAT, which TRANSFORMS.
The transformative blessings only can come from one who is a living example of the reality which he tells you to follow.
This can happen only through the divine guru. Too many words are not required, then, as too much talking can be only empty words. The required blessing, kripa is transferred in an instant without you even realizing it has happened; only the results are experienced.
I have found, God is very close to us and His kripa, along with the grace from the divine guru finishes all karmic debts within us and thus the soul shines out in crystal clear purity.
There is a teacher and a student; there is a guru and a disciple.
A student or a disciple can be taught or can be transformed; it depends entirely on the quality of the teacher or the guru.
HOW DO WE FIND OUR GURU?
We as normal humans have no insight to recognize the right form of guru; As the universal laws go, all we as average humans can do is pray to God for guidance and blessings; when our thirst , our yearning is right the universe will have to pick up our request.. This request is broadcasted as our Soul requirement and the right vibration picks us up. If determination and commitment is placed on God in one Form, then He will undoubtedly take responsibility for you. When the time is right, He would be there to take care of further purifications and soon He will reward with the right guidance in the form of a guru – the Divine spiritual guide; who will find you.
From there on what we require is total faith and surrender, so that the soul can be touched and awakened and moved on in the right direction.
QUALITY OF THE DIVINE GURU
A Divine Guru is the symbol of Truth and does the work of jolting people out of their deep sleep. The Divine guru is rare in our world, so becomes very difficult to understand and most tough to follow; working from the level of Sadhyata, he works for God Himself or God works through him. He chooses most of the times not to display his reality and his closeness with his God.
He is totally merged with the Divine Energy; nothing else is required from the outer – he is sampoorn (total) in himself.
"We are here to give".
This giving is an overflow of divine blessings and close connections with God.
There is never any fear as he only works on 100% truth and for the benefit of all concerned.
His physical structure (body) becomes a pavitra (pure) mandir (temple) for his God, who stays
"LIVE" in there, coming and going as and when He pleases.
He introduces his carefully chosen disciple to Swarup Sewa, not Idol worship. Swarup Sewa is when God (Shree RadhaKrishn, ShreeNathji) Himself is Manifest, independent of any other chanting or rituals.
The Divine guru gives the disciple a direct connection with his God; of course disciplines of purity and lifestyle are a must. In this process the deepest cleansing and karmic purifications take place through one who has already merged with the Divine. The Divine Energy along with the Guru’s grace; help you to reach your final soul destination; experiencing sampoornta (total ness) within oneself. Our own reality unfolds from within. These transformative blessings only can come from one who is a living example of the reality which he tells you to follow.
DIVINE GURU IN MY LIFE
This reality I have experienced in the guidance of my Gurushree, Shri Sudhir bhai; as he helped me in my soul understandings along with the required purifications.
The truth about God; I have understood from him, the importance of bhakti and bhao in our prayers, as also the right purity in Mind, Body and Soul.
His egoless ness and total surrender to his God ShreeNathji, is exemplary.
All my experiences on this spiritual journey, I recount in my documentations as a book on God and Guru and the seeking Self or soul.
After all my experiences from the last nearly 13-14 years, I have realized the truth that God, Guru and Self are one; meaning that my devotion to Guru is also devotion to God as also to the Self within me.
As you read in my book, "Zero2Dot", at several points it may appear astonishing, as to what I say. My claims are true, the Presence of ShreeNathj - Shree RadhaKrishn is very real and alive around us.
My Divine Guru - Gurushree Sudhir bhai
My Form of God - ShreeNathji, Shree RadhaKrishn
My Self – the seeker - Abha Shahra Shyama
"Giving one’s key in the hands of the right guru-the Divine guru, and through him to God, is the only right way to move forward in Bhakti and reach to your DOT".
The moment fear or ego comes in the picture; much is taken away; basically, when our lack of trust or understanding prevents us from surrendering to God, we lose ourselves in the confusions of various rituals and dogmas.
I learnt from him to live my life on the highest truth:
"No matter what others say or think; if you are following the soul’s demands towards your God, move on, do not stop, only because some people do not have the right understandings".
I have found, God is very close to us and He along with the divine guru finishes all karmic debts within us and thus the soul shines out in crystal clear purity.
This Divine guru is a storage house for the blessings from God and for his own shaktis.
What flows from him needs the right quality in the receiver to be able to absorb and digest it all – the right bhao-shuddhi-lagan-aastha …
Author : Abha Shahra Shyama