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Do You Need a Guru? Understanding the Student--Teacher Relationship in an Era of False Prophets by Mariana Caplan

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Published by Thorsons .
Written in English

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Number of Pages304
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ISBN 100007118651
ISBN 109780007118656

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Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: In the 21st century, Mariana Caplan predicts, there will be a shift back to the student-teacher relationship as we realise the limitations of trying to "do .   Regarding the question of whether you need a guru: there are stages in your development where you need a guru. However, you’ve got to understand what a guru is. A guru is not a teacher. The relation between the guru and chela is not interpersonal, it’s intrapersonal. Before you decide you are one of them, look deeply into your situation and make sure that you are not in a state of fantasy. Gurus are the natural technology for human Self-realization. When a student is ready, the disciple-Guru relationship becomes available. For this reason, we need a guru. Just to gain an intellectual understanding of Dharma from a teacher in order to write a book or get a degree, we don’t need to do the guru yoga practice of regarding him as an enlightened being.

This is a great question, and a controversial one! I had to think long and hard about it, and I’ve come to the conclusion that yes, you need a guru. We all do. But there’s an important caveat: that guru can be you. Let me elaborate Traditionally, the teachings of yoga have been passed on from guru to student. “I keep hearing about a spiritual awakening, but I feel what we need instead, is a human one. It would be wonderful and empowering to become free from the disillusionment and nonsense being sold to us from gurus for centuries.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on . Guru is he who has experienced Truth. He serves as a guide in the dark forest of life. If you follow him, he will lead you out of the darkness. If you try to find the way alone, you may needlessly lose yourself in the forest for many incarnations. So follow the guru, and he will take you through safely. (dr) My body shall pass but my work shall. Do You Have BOOKS TO SELL? We also buy books and collections, anywhere in the UK. To learn more please call or email me, Simon, at: Tel: (o) - (h) - +44 (m) primary email: [email protected] business email: [email protected]

Guru (/ ˈ ɡ uː r uː /, UK also / ˈ ɡ ʊr uː, ˈ ɡ ʊər-/; Sanskrit: गुरु, IAST: guru) is a Sanskrit term for a "teacher, guide, expert, or master" of certain knowledge or field. In pan-Indian traditions, guru is more than a teacher, in Sanskrit guru means the one who dispels the darkness and takes towards light, traditionally a reverential figure to the student, with the guru. But in the wake of yet another guru scandal, maybe we need to change the question to “What is a guru anyway?” Guru is often translated as “dispeller of darkness” (gu=light, ru=darkness), though Sanskrit scholars stress that the word “guru” connotes weightiness or gravitas—suggesting someone heavy with spiritual wisdom. A guru’s insight and experience can help you see your way clearly through .   Begin with books, then to classes, and then to a spiritual family. Bit by bit as you refine your intentions and deepen your commitment by self-effort, being always open to divine grace and guidance, your true guru will appear: whether in human form or through the disciples of a true guru. Kill Guru Become Guru (Book One) by kgbgadmin Published J Updated Octo Click here to download the book to your computer. We recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the downloaded PDF. Get it free here: https.