Who is a guru and why it is important to have a guru? How should we reach out a guru?
If you want to understand spiritual knowledge, you have to approach a guru. One meaning of the word guru is" weighty". Therefore the guru is one who is "heavy" with knowledge. And what is that knowledge? That is explained in the Kathopanisad: Grotrian brahmanistham[MU 1.2.12].Srotriyammeans "one who has received knowledge by hearing the Vedas, thesauri", and Brahma-nistham indicates one who has realizedBrahman, or ratherParabrahman, Bhagavan, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That is the guru's qualification. One must hear from those who are in the line of preceptorial succession, or disciplic succession. As Lord K???a says in the Bhagavad-gita, evam parampara-praptam[Bg. 4.2]. If one wants standard transcendental knowledge, not upstart knowledge, one must receive it from the parampara system, the disciplic succession. Another meaning of the words rotriyam mentioned above is "one who has heard from a guru in the disciplic succession". And the result of this hearing will be Brahma-nistham, "He is firmly fixed in the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead". He has no other business. These are the two main qualifications of a bona figure. He does not need to be a very learned scholar with an M.A., B.A., or Ph.D. and He simply needs to have heard from the authority in disciplic succession and be fixed in devotional service.
Visit us @ http://bit.ly/2xkD1Z6
Sep 22, 2017 |
Cars & Trucks