A guru is a spiritual teacher, someone who leads a follower to wisdom and self-realization, imparts knowledge. A guru guides his disciple to divinity. The word guru is commonly used in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh traditions to indicate a religious teacher. The word originates in Sanskrit, and is formed by the syllables gu and ru. Gu indicates darkness, and ru indicates destruction. Thus, when translated directly, guru means ‘dispeller of darkness’ where unawareness is dark and spiritual knowledge, is light. In the Mahabharata, Lord Krishna, in his youth, goes to the ashram of Guru Sandiipanii, to gain knowledge of both intellectual and spiritual matters. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna plays the role of guru to Arjuna, guiding him through his doubts regarding morality and duty. In the Ramayana, the guru-shishya relationship is demonstrated through the hero Rama and the monkey deity Hanuman. In the Guru Gita, Lord Shiva is the guru, while his female consort Parvati is the shishya. In the Hindu tradition, it is believed that one can attain moksha only through a Guru. Mantras given by a Guru when recited enlighten a human mind. The guru will guide the disciple in religious rituals and ceremonies with the goal of awakening the sleeping shaktis or spiritual knowledge. In many cases the guru is revered above the god, as the guru is the one who leads the disciple to the encounter with the god. In this section of holydrops.com members will share their knowledge about various spiritual gurus and saints.
Param Sant Kirpal Singh Ji Maharaj, the greatest modern Master, was born on 6th February,1894 in Sayyad Kasran,Punjab (now in Pakistan). He studied the Science of Spirituality at the feet of Baba Sawan Singh from 1924 to 1948 and was entrusted by His Master to carry on His work for which he fo
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“God is one, but many names are used to speak of this one Absolute Reality.”
From Sai Baba Gita
Narendranathji's thinking and personality were influenced by his parents—the father by his rational mind and the mother by her religious temperament. From his mother he
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