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Twelfth Rule of Love

Hi everyone,

I hope this post reaches you in good health. Today, let us see together the twelfth rule of Love:

There are more fake gurus and false teachers in this world than the number of stars in the visible universe. Don’t confuse power-driven, self-centered people with true mentors. A genuine spiritual master will not direct your attention to himself or herself and will not expect absolute obedience or utter admiration from you, but instead will help you to appreciate and admire your inner self. True mentors are as transparent as glass. They let the light of God pass through them.

As you can see, this is about Gurus, the spiritual teachers. I think this rule helps us discern between the genuine gurus and the self-centered gurus. I can’t help but recall Jesus’s words on false teachers:

“you will know them by their fruit”

I recognized Yogananda and Anandamayi Maa as my divine gurus even they are not alive. I learned about them from their teachings, the legacy that they left behind and my personal experience through meditations.

A genuine guru will not talk about himself – how he manages his mind, how he lives luxuriously in total freedom, he never judges his disciples – these are all the acts of mind for selfish reasons. Instead, a genuine guru will point you to your inner self a.k.a. the God.

I used to despise the guru-disciple relationship for several reasons but I learnt over the time that it is a precious relationship. I think if we set our intentions to meet a genuine guru, they always manifest in our lives in some mystical ways.

I am very much eager to hear your ideas about this topic. Do we all need a Guru? Have you found yours? And who is your Guru?

That’s all for today, thanks for reading!


4 responses to “Twelfth Rule of Love”

  1. i never sought a guru though i have been blessed with several wonderful spiritual teachers during my earlier life.

    a non-corporeal being has been helpful to me since i was 13 years old & i am 80 now. i have been guided throughout my life, although the being’s identity was not revealed to me until i was 77.

    my entire life was turned upside-down, losing home, husband & part of this body as well. i dove deep within & He met me there: Shiva. He is my teacher, my guru whom i love dearly. even though i am new in this incarnation to the sanatana dharma, it is dwelling within the holy place deep in my heart. all of this has come about gradually through a series of mystical experiences that has opened my eyes & heart to awareness of Shiva.

    so i would say that probably we all do have gurus who are helping us now to reach the readiness to meet them. whether they are currently embodied or not, their influence surely colors & flavors our lives.

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  2. Thank you so much for reading and for taking time to let us know your personal experience. Having Shiva as guru must feel blissful. He is known for Transformations.

    And I believe the same: in one way or other, we all do have gurus 🙂


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