Contact with Guru

hrit-padma-1's picture

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I'm wondering about already having a guru, but since I'm so inert and naive that I don't know it.

A long time ago, when I started meditating, I was really into creating atmosphere, candles, incense, maybe positioning a favorite book to display it's cover of a guru. I was making a shrine without knowing it.

Meditating twice a day, I was following the instructions of one favorite author, opening prayer, pranayama, various concentration techiques, and so on.

Then one day while meditating, my awareness is taken over by a vision of the favorite author, he's meditating right in front of me. I feel peace. I feel his feelings. He feels that, WE are meditating. Clear as day. I didn't get carried away by the experience, I just went back to my om's.

I was very encouraged by the experience, it gave me a boost, making my meditations more peaceful. As time went on, I forgot about it. 30 years have passed and the favorite author is no longer in his body.

My question: Are visions like this common among meditators?

samsara's picture

They are and many times have

They are and many times have important significance but the advise of most teachers is not to get stuck because of them, not to turn them into more than they are. Images are still objects of the mind.

Who was this author?

samsara | Sun, 02/19/2012 - 09:25
hrit-padma-1's picture

Favorite author

I'd rather not say but he's on the list of gurus on this site.

hrit-padma-1 | Tue, 02/21/2012 - 01:14
Clarity's picture

the blocked comment for Dave Oshabna youtube channel

The taste of your 'tea' is very stale, toxic and confusion inducing. Not worth sharing at all!
There is a very strong taste of a fat, big Ego filing up all of the tiny cup!
Anybody can be a channel for transmission after they are exposed to it for a while. It doesn't mean they are Self Realised.
ANY positive effects that one will feel around you are because of the energy running through you - Transmission - and DESPITE your fat ego. Sharing transmission is the only 'good' that you do.
An Awakened Being doesn't spread/use fear, control, manipulation, lies... Those are the qualities of the ego.

15 years of teaching... how many are awakened/enlightened?!? Total: 0!
Why has it taken so long for your to come to the light of the public arena?!?
Why your facebook page is closed and no comments can be made? What are you hiding or afraid of?!?

Thanks, but no thanks! Keep your tea to yourself!
Don't get sucked in. Especially if you are an attractive woman!
Move on! Save your cents! You will need a lot of them!!! How much are your one to ones please?
As of today: 30 euros for a talk and 70 euros for a one to one. Hurry up people. This is a limited time offer! Not sure what is the price for a blessing though!
If you are sucked in then you are in for a lot of lessons which you are clearly in need of! Enjoy the ride!

I feel sick and I am still throwing up the "tea"! but I am very grateful for the Transmission but at what a cost/price!?! Somebody needed those lessons is the answer. One was very happy once they were over!
I wonder how much progress I would have made if I'd had an honest teacher with the same amount of pure Transmission and none of the sticky, fat ego in the little cup of tea that they are selling!

Surely you should not have a reaction to this as you don't have an ego!

Clarity | Sun, 11/01/2015 - 14:50
nancy pro's picture

Who are you writing to?

It's impossible to figure out any connection of what you wrote to the original post - what blocked comment? who blocked it? who wrote the blocked comment? where? where do you see that the writer of the original post here claimed that he thinks that he is enlightened? where do you see in the text above traces of fat ego?

nancy pro | Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:17
Clarity's picture

Nancy, It was posted under


It was posted under this article:

I don't know how it ended up here... I don't think I can delete it either.

Clarity | Mon, 11/02/2015 - 15:01
Nathyogi's picture

Re: Contact with Guru

These types of visions are possible.
You must use right discrimination to avoid confusion.
You must be able to distinguish your visions from mental hallucinations, imaginations, psychological problems, etc.
The second thing is that you were not serious about your vision. Recollecting after 30 years is of no use. A serious seeker should meet the author or that person and try to find out the truth.
As the author is not alive, pursue again your practices and look for better visions which can be realized to arrive to the experience of truth.

Nathyogi | Mon, 11/30/2015 - 06:10
hrit-padma-1's picture

Re: Contact with Guru

Thank you for your reply.

I know for certain the contact was authentic.

My question is whether or not this guru IS MY GURU.

I take your point that I was not serious (enough) about the vision.

Being married, having children, paying bills, being a husband, being a father, being responsible is something I take very seriously. For the most part, I put these interests before my own.

Thirty years later, I have more free time to devote to my sadhana, and this memory bubbles up. I am grateful for the contact, for the boost I received.

I am also searching.

hrit-padma-1 | Mon, 11/30/2015 - 23:25
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Re: Re: Contact with Guru

If he is your Guru, you would have met him. This did not happen.
Let us assume he is your Guru, then you may meet him in some future birth of your Guru or yours. Till then wait and practice.
I don't agree with you for pointing out worldly affairs for not being serious in spiritual pursuits. All ancient saints, sages and seers pursued spirituality in the midst of worldly activities. In fact it is a true test to prove one's seriousness.
You may practice devotion towards your favourite God to make you meet your Guru.
All the best.
Hari Om!

Nathyogi | Tue, 12/01/2015 - 03:59