Why Guru is required

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I have come accross many persons who say that when everthing (Scriptures and the words of the saints etc.) is available in the form of Book etc. why should any one go to a guru, who is not going to teach anything other than what is stated in scriptures etc. It is absolutely incorrect. When we start reading Scriptures and the words of the saints from the Books of our own, we will understand the purport or the meaning only according to our Intelligence in the relative field. This may be erroneous.When we read the same book again our understanding will be different as compared to the first time when we read it.The next time again it will be different. The actual meaning of the Scriptures and the words of the saints etc. can be known only from the mouth of the Guru. So serve the Guru and enlighten yourself,one and all in the relative world.



NIDHI PARKASH's picture

teacher required

books are house of knowledge; guru is a key to open this house.books are treasure of knowledge; guru is an opener of this treasury.there is ignorance in world in-spite of even plentiful availability of various kinds of books; therefore teacher (guru) is required to make students (disciples) to understand this knowledge. guru is a light to dispel the darkness of ignorance from the world.

NIDHI PARKASH | Wed, 09/09/2009 - 10:33
Phroggy's picture

The purpose of the guru is

The purpose of the guru is the same as that of the sacred texts; to point you back to yourself. This is the only place Truth can be found because you ARE that Truth. The treacher exists only because the student continues to insist he needs one.

Phroggy | Wed, 09/09/2009 - 21:25
Gilana's picture

The purpose of the Guru

Like any serious golfer, I can either depend on my own judgement and improve by trial and error, or I can depend on a pro to correct my swing. And like any good pro, he has "been there and done that." He knows the course, he knows the sandtraps, he knows the rough.

He knows when I look good but have no power. He knows why I'm slicing. He knows when to hit hard and when to finesse. He knows what each club does and can do. He's got clubs I don't have yet.

I want to get closer to truth and I'm not willing to wait. He's the fast track.

P.S. Per my Guru: Guru is NOT a teacher. Teachers inform, Gurus transform.

Gilana | Tue, 12/22/2009 - 05:11
rajesh geer's picture

Why is guru needed

Rajesh GEER:A guru is needed because the spiritual path is rugged and thorny.In times of struggle and despair,the light of the guru is white magic.Gurus can help physically or in dreams.

rajesh geer | Fri, 05/07/2010 - 19:22