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!