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BHAGWAD GEETA SUGGESTS APPROACHING A GURU - THE SPIRITUAL MASTER

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Bhagwad Gita recommends a spiritual seeker to approach a Self realized person for the purpose of Liberation. Media controversies related to 'Babas' or 'Godman' should not confuse our minds.   An Ideal Situation There are hundreds of true practitioners on whom media does not focus because they don't create sensation and don't contribute to TRPs. More over people can not identify them.   There is absolute necessity of a guru or the spiritual master if one wants to come out of the maize of illusion.  We bring to notice two important Shlokas or verses from Bhagwad Gita for everyone’s contemplation. tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā upadekṣyanti te jñānaṁ jñāninas tattva-darśinaḥ Synonyms:  tat — that knowledge of different sacrifices; viddhi — try to understand; praṇipātena — by approaching a spiritual master; paripraśnena — by submissive inquiries; sevayā — by the rendering of service; upadekṣyanti — they will initiate; te

QUALITIES OF A GURU

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QUALITIES OF A GURU Who can be a GURU? Why should a guru be accepted? What do the scriptures and widely respected gurus say on the subject?  We highlight some important aspects of the subject for the benefit of all. 1. QUALITIES OF A GURU A great saint Sri Roop Goswami one of the foremost disciples of Lord Chaitanya has left a few instructions for his successors. Many serious spiritual seekers read them every day lest illusion (maya) starts controlling their mind.  The first direction is as follows: vāco vegaṁ manasaḥ krodha-vegaṁ jihvā-vegam udaropastha-vegam etān vegān yo viṣaheta dhīraḥ sarvām apīmāṁ pṛthivīṁ sa śiṣyāt vācaḥ—of speech; vegam—urge; manasaḥ—of the mind; krodha—of anger; vegam—urge; jihvā—of the tongue; vegam—urge; udara-upastha—of the belly and genitals; vegam—urge; etān—these; vegān—urges; yaḥ—whoever; viṣaheta—can tolerate; dhīraḥ—sober; sarvām—all; api—certainly; imām—this; pṛthivīm—world; saḥ—that personality; śiṣyāt—can make disci

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