The word 'Guru' is composed
of two alphabets, "Gu" meaning darkness and
"ru" meaning dispellar. Guru is one who dispels
darkness of ignorance. Man, though himself is internally
immortal and blissful, still is running endlessly in
search of peace, he is all the time feeling insecure
inwardly and is afraid of death. All this happens because
of ignorance of his "real self". To eliminate
this ignorance he needs to have Guru.
When a devotee is ready to seek the divine grace earnestly, the Guru
appears before him. A soul-Guru is a human vehicle whose
body, mind and speech are used by the divine channel
to attract and guide the lost souls back to their home
of immortality. A Guru is a living embodiment of scriptural
truth. He is a medium of salvation to a devotee's demand
for release from the bondage of wordly afflictions.
is physical personification of mother Nature. As Nature
is selfless and dedicated, Guru is also selfless, he
works ceaselessly for spiritual upliftment of his disciples.
transforms disciple's vices into virtues by improvising
their behavioural pattern and makes him a good human
To seek Guru's blessing, man needs to travel on the most
hightest and noblest path - Path of Discipleship.
Guru-Disciple relationship symbolises, sculptor and
sculpture. As a sculptor by chiselling, casting, carving,
modelling prepares a sculpture of a deity out of a piece
of stone (which was useless otherwise), it becomes an object of admiration. Similarly
the Guru works ceaselessly to channelize disciple's
energy to yoga sadhana and brings out his inner, eternal,
cosmic reality, thereby a disciple becomes a source
of worship and admiration for others.