Lars Jensen is a project manager (civil eng.) in Stockholm (Sweden). He
tells, "I was born in a country where no one understands spirituality.
Hardly any people believes in God in Sweden. Even if this country is a
desert of spirituality, I had an inner longing to finding the truth,
since the early childhood. I wondered about the mystery of life and
death.... " Mr. Jensen received initiation in Santmat in July, 2008.
He has tried to share his experiences and understanding on True Guru
with us. -- SadGuruMehi.com] A
million speak of love, yet how few know; true love is not to lose
remembrance even for an instant. It can only be called love, if you
yearn for the Lord in the same way as a man is yearning for air, when
he is drowning and fighting for his life under the water. You can only
be said to have a thirsty heart if you can drink the whole ocean and
your lips will remain dry like a desert. Only such blessed soul will
reach the highest goal of life.
the soul begins to awake from its deep slumber, no worldly forces can
undo with the tears and yearning of the heart. At that blessed moment
the life takes a turning point and the search for the Lord starts. It
is the Lord from within our own heart calling us back home. From that
very moment the destination of the soul is fixed. The cry of the heart
will not stop until the goal of the heart is reached and the union with
the Lord is accomplished.
explaining the meaning of a poem "Builders" in the examination hall
this inner force stroke the heart of the young boy Ramanugrah Lal
(later known as Sadguru Maharshi Mehi) and his viewpoint of life
suddenly changed within a twinkling of an eye, as if he was hit by a
lightening of intensive yearning. He left the examination hall
immediately and never returned. From that moment he was ever restless
wondering in search for a true Guru that could give him the inner
contact with the Lord. Finally the search was completed when he met
Baba Devi Sahab and through Baba Devi's influence and spiritual
guidance it is told that he ultimately achieved Salvation.
spirituality is like an infection that can be caught but not taught.
Once a God-realized soul is met; spirituality is caught like an
infection going from one heart to another heart. The goal of
spirituality is to establish this connection with the Source at level
of soul and have nothing to do with any lower level of mind, intellect
or emotions. Spirituality is only to be found at the level of soul. So
how can it be found if search is made at another level where it is not?
So a connection at level of soul is essential in spirituality. This
connection is only possible to establish by the help of one who already
has this inner connection with the Source. Only when such a
God-realized Soul is met, we can be colored in the color of
spirituality. To find a true Guru is therefore a must.
as ordinate this way and so it is confirmed in all our Holy Scriptures.
This is the true Religion, which is the same for all human beings and
that never has changed and never will change, as it is old as mankind
and created by the Lord Himself. Even all our Competent Masters of the
past went to a master since the Lord has ordinate this way. Jesus the
Christ went to John the Baptist and Kabir went to Ramananda. They
themselves were more developed than their own masters, but they went to
a master as an example for us to follow. If such high personalities had
to go to a master, why do we think that we could find the way back to
God by ourselves? God is the unseen Power over all working. So God
needs a human pole through whom He can speak, how else He can speak
to get this inner connection with the Lord a spiritual Guru or Master
is necessary. But who is the Master? This subject is very
misunderstood. Guru Nanak says: "God is the true Master and the soul is
the true disciple". The
Master is always one. Because God is one, He is not two. It doesn't
matter if He comes in different human forms like Jesus, Guru Nanak,
Kabir and so on. The Master remains the same. It is the God Power in
them who is the Master, not the body, and this God Power is always one
and the same. So Jesus and Christ were two. Jesus was the human pole in
which the Christ power, Master Power or God Power manifested itself.
Everything is revealed in our Holy Scriptures, but we do not understand
them properly. Christ said: "I was before Abraham." (John 8:58) But it
is obvious that Jesus, the human body, was not living before Abraham.
Christ said: "I am with you always, even unto the end of the world."
(Matt 28:20) But Jesus, the human body, died at the cross. So who spoke
these words? Of course these words were not the words of Jesus, the
human body, but the words of the Christ Power or God Power. So it is
the God Power in them who is the Master and not the body. And that God
Power is not limit to manifest Itself only one time in the history or
in only one body. So that Power has manifest itself in all God-realized
soul of the world. So there may be many different lamps, but the light
from them remains the same. If a friend of yours comes in different
clothing, would you not recognize him?
a God-realized soul never says he is the Master for it is the God Power
who works through him who is the Master. He says he is a servant of
this God Power. If he claims himself as a Master, he can never be a
Master. Never so far a true God-realised soul has claims himself as a
Master. The one, who really has seen that God Power controlling and
working through the whole creation, can never claim himself as the doer
or as the master, its impossible. And so it is confirmed in our Holy
Scriptures. Jesus the Christ never said that he was the doer, but the
Father in Heaven. Guru Nanak and Kabir stressed the same thing and Guru
Gobind Singh even told: "Whosoever calls me God will fall into the pits
of hell; I am but His lowly servant." Prophet Mohammed also claimed
that God is the only doer: "There is no God except God", "I myself am
only a servant and a prophet witnessing of Him." So no true Master ever
proclaimed himself as a Master.
God Power is the only one who is Competent to help us. He is the one
who can drag your attention up. He can take you above the body
consciousness, the five senses, the intellect and the mind, into the
beyond. So God have sent you to this world, but He has also sent
someone to take you back home, through whom He is saying: "Come
children, come back Home." And that is through Sants.
the way back to God starts with the yearning of the heart. That Power
from within will surely draw the true seeker to the right place where
the true Guru is to be found. When the candle is lighted, the moths
would themselves fly to it. Where there is honey, all true bees will
come up, but for those who can't smell the difference how can they
someone can't smell the difference, what to do? If the yearning is not
strong enough, so that God Himself drags you to the right place where
the true Guru is to be found. What to do? If you try to search for the
true Guru by your own effort, how to find him? By own effort it is
impossible, to find him. But some guidance is helpful.
So how to find a true Guru?
is told that the true Guru can not to be found in a million, maybe in a
billion. Just think, how many other Competent Masters was contemporary
with our Competent Masters of the past? As for example, how many other
Competent Masters came at the time of Christ? He was the only one.
There were of course many other so-called teachers, but who were they?
They were the priests and scribes whom wanted to crucify Christ and
they claimed themselves as the only true mouthpiece of God. So the God
Commissioned person is very rare to find and mostly he comes alone. If
there are more than one at the same time, they will work as one unit,
since it is the same Power working. So he is the rare one, the rare
personality, that is Commissioned from God, but he would never say "he
is the Master" and he doesn't act or pretend to be like one either.
Everything is not the same. A so-called guru is not the same thing as
the true Guru is very hard to find. So when we search for true Guru we
must be aware, because obviously there are also 100 000 so-called
masters, who are not commissioned by God and who are not doing His
Work. But who are they? Man has the power to discriminate, because if
he does not discriminate then he looses his life. All Competent Masters
have defined very clearly that we should discriminate. What is true and
what is false? All misguidance is due to our own ignorance. But the
Holy Scriptures tells us that ignorance is no excuse, the followers
should at least know what they are following. So some guidance is
needed to avoid that the so-called gurus catch the seeker, because then
the golden opportunity of this human life is lost.
So how to recognize if a guru is the true Guru?
is a very rare subject and very seldom talked about, but without this
knowledge many souls will come under the influences of a so-called
guru. No blind faith is accepted by the Lord, if you have not seen for
yourself, never believe in the guru. Disciples are not needed, but
conscious co-workers of the divine plan. By being around a true
God-realized soul your own consciousness will be developed and the
inner experiences will come, if you follow his instructions with wholly
and solely devotion. But if you remain ignorant being around a guru,
the guru himself is ignorant, because spirituality is like an infection
going from one heart to another heart and no power can undo with it. So
being at the company of a true Guru you must get this injection of
spirituality. How can you come in contact with sandalwood without
getting the smell? If you don't get the smell it is because it is not
real sandalwood. So if no positive change is made at level of soul and
consciousness, this guru is probably not a true guru.
there was no difference between a guru and an ordinary man, then what
is the purpose of going to a guru? The true Guru is a God-realized
soul, having an inner and direct contact with the Divine Source. Having
an inner contact with the Divine Source will naturally also reflect
outside on his true living and pure character. So accordingly there are
some criteria that a guru must fulfill in order to be a true Guru. A
true Guru must have pure character since he has raised above all the
poisons of the senses, ego and mind. Whereas the so-called guru has a
worldly character even so he tries to hide it. Any sign of anger, ego,
lust, greed or worldly attachment is a sign that he is not the true
a man's inner state is reflected outside, a person can be known by his
living. The true Guru, whose heart is pure, can be recognized through
his pure living. The so-called guru, whose hearts is not pure, can be
recognized through his impure living. The so-called guru act and pose a
lot, so his impure living will properly not be seen if you don't come
close to him and see him acting in his daily life.
are 100 000 ways to be misled in the world, but there is only one way
back to God. So everything that takes away your attention from your
goal, that is God, is a hindrance. So in the direction in which a guru
draws your attention, you can see if he is genuine. If he is the true
one, then he will draw your attention to God since this is the goal. If
he draws your attention to other so-called things like fulfilling our
wishes, getting health, getting peace of mind, healing power, miracles
power, himself as a person, prophesies and so on, he can never be the
right one. All these so-called things are nonsense, because what does
it have to do with God, and by following it you will never know God.
Where you have your attention, there you also have to go. The true
guru's only goal is to take us back to God and he is living and doing
for this purpose alone.
it is the Mission of God, it must be done in Gods name alone, and in no
other name. Never a true Guru claims himself as the doer or as the
Master and never he takes money for his service done in the name of
God. It is a universal law of God that everything that comes from God
teaching of the true Guru is in accordance with all our Holy Scriptures
and also in accordance with all Saints of the past. Whereas the
teaching of the most so-called gurus are contrary to the Holy
Scriptures and to each other. While still other so-called gurus repeat
the teaching of the true Guru, since with some training anyone can
teach it. But to give the practical demonstration, the first hand
experience, is very difficult.
true Guru must be able to give you a first hand demonstration of rising
you above the body consciousness, so you can have the inner experiences
of the beyond. The right inner experience that is in accordance to all
our Holy Scriptures. Until you do not see with your own eyes, do not
believe your guru. He must also be able to answer your questions,
without you even putting them. The true Guru will know your heart even
better than yourself. Only when such a Soul is met, we can be colored
in the same color. Life comes from Life as Light comes from Light. It
is only an awakened Soul that can rouse us from our deep slumber.
is some of the signs of a God-realized soul. This teaching is very
precious for those souls, who are lost in the search of a true Guru.
spirituality starts within your own heart. It is like a wildfire that
has caught into flames in the heart -- like the fire in the forest,
nobody on earth can extinguish it, it will go on and on. This wildfire
burns all the desires of the world and makes everything of this world
appear dry and empty. The only thing that remains in the heart is the
thirst for the water of life and the yearning for the Lord. This
yearning for the Lord should be our rolling passion of life, and it
should be just as strong as the hungry yearns for food and the thirsty
yearn for water. Even God Himself looks for such a soul. Where there is
fire, oxygen will come to help. Where there is a burning heart who
yearns for the Lord, help will also come. So you only need develop such
a condition, and you do not need to look for God, because God Himself
will come after you. The blind one can not find the hand of the seeing
one. Only the seeing one can take the hand of the blind one and lead
him to the right place. So He selects us. The God Power from within
will draw such a soul to the feet of a Competent Guru, just as happened
to the young boy Ramanugrah Lal (Maharshi Mehi).
to God that He may come to you, because this world is a jungle of
so-called masters. It is almost impossible to find the true Guru by our
own effort. After all you can not find Him, if He doesn't want to be
found. Only He can find you. Only the seeing one can find the blind
one, never it can be the opposite. So make a prayer to God that He will
come to you!
if you have a thirsty heart which holds you awake all night, then the
God Power from within your own self will draw you to the right place
where the true Guru is to be found. So all that is needed is a thirsty
heart, because even God Himself looks for such a Soul.
Spirituality is very simple indeed. You only take away your attention
from the world and instead direct it to God. Spirituality is just as
simple as that. ////////
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