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Radha Madhav Society
Radha Madhav Society Jul 07, 2017
Words of Wisdom
Meaning of the word Guru      

 

The word 'Guru has made its way into the English lexicon, but the true meaning of the word eludes many. For this reason there are 'technology gurus', 'fashion gurus', 'financial gurus' and the like. The word 'Guru' does not simply mean an 'expert.' It means much more.

Hindu scriptures define 'Guru' as 'destroyer of ignorance.' They define 'Guru' as 'giver of true knowledge.' Guru is someone who possesses theoretical knowledge of all scriptures in the world. You may ask how is this possible? Indeed, this impossible for a worldly man, but not for someone who has become divine due to having attained a union with God. Guru is one who has a practical experience of God. He is someone who has received divine knowledge and divine powers from God by surrendering completely to God.

Guru is a teacher of the highest caliber, for he gives knowledge of God, the highest and greatest of all personalities. He is a divine being in the form of a human being.

Unfortunately there seems to be more teachers than students in the world today.  There seems to be more 'gurus' than disciples. In the midst of all the confusion a genuine seeker of true knowledge need not be disillusioned. If he prays to God from his heart for a true Guru and teachings of a true Guru, he is sure to succeed in finding the true path to God.

Happy Guru Poornima to all.

Yours,

Didi Ji

 


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