Re: The True Teacher has no students
- dear friend
you mean Krishna who preached Bhagavat Gita is not a Satguru? please
don't come to some hasty conclusions. by chance you concluded this
by seeing Ramana Maharshi or what? anyway the correct interpretation
Differentiate Satguru & Guru
In the word Satguru, the prefix `Sat' means truth. A Satguru always
preaches the truth. Truth is always harsh and is not liked by
several people. Therefore a Satguru will have only very few
disciples. A Satguru says that the path with thorns will lead to
the Lord. People will not like this. He also says that the path
with flowers leads to hell. People will not be happy with this
preaching. A Guru preaches which several people like. The Guru
says that the nature of the goal will be the nature of the path.
Since the Lord is full of bliss the path also must be with flowers
giving happiness. Since the hell is giving you lot of pain the path
with thorns which also gives lot of pain must lead to the hell.
This argument is very attractive.
Several people will like this and will become the followers of
Guru. Several people will praise him and give lot of Guru Dakshina
because his argument is pleasant. But a Satguru says that the path
with thorns alone will lead to the Lord because in this path you
have to cut the bonds with your family and with your hard-earned
money. Sacrifice gives lot of pain and sacrifice alone will lead to
the Lord. The path with flowers strengthens your bonds with your
family and money which gives you lot of happiness. Such path leads
to the hell.
Several people do not like such argument and so only one or two
persons who can realize the truth will become His disciples. A
Satguru will never worry about the number of the disciples
and about the quantity of Guru Dakshina. Even if a single disciple
is available He is happy. Majority always goes to hell. Only one
in millions like Sankara, Vivekananda, Meera can reach the Lord.
Diamonds are always in minority. Gravel stones are in majority.
Therefore a Satguru will be only one in thousands of Gurus and a
true disciple will be only one in millions of disciples. When you
are doing prayers you are praising the Lord as a poet praises a
king. The foolish king may give some gift to the poet.
But the omniscient Lord can never be fooled by such praise. When
you sing songs are chant the name of the Lord or express the
feelings of devotion by shedding tears or by meditation you are
getting the happiness and peace immediately. You have achieved the
fruit. The Lord will not give another fruit for these things. When
you are pained and loose peace by cutting the family bonds and by
sacrificing your work and wealth to the Lord, then only the Lord
will give the real gift to you. When you are working in the field
for the owner, doing the work pains you. The owner will pay money
for your work. Without doing the work, if you are simply chanting
the name of the owner or sing songs on the owner, a wise owner will
never give any gift.
You have already derived the bliss and peace by eating the sweet in
your hand. Why should I pay you when you are eating the sweet?
When you sacrifice the sweet to me I shall pay you. A Satguru
teaches only the sacrifice which is the path with thorns leading to
the Lord. Veda says that sacrifice alone can bring the grace of
the Lord (Dhanene Tyagenaike). If you ask the payment by
prayers and devotion the Lord will pay you from your pocket only.
He will bring the results of good deeds from your future life cycles
and present them to you. But when you are sacrificing the sweet to
the Lord in spite of your hunger and your heart pain, the Lord
rewards you from His pocket. Therefore the true path leading to the
Lord can be identified by loss of peace, mental worry, pain etc.,
The path to the hell is identified by peace, happiness, benefit
etc., Satguru leads you to the Lord and Guru leads you to the hell.
at the lotus feet of shri datta swami
--- In email@example.com, "Ashok Wadekar"
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> The True Teacher has no students,
> all is BEing and only silence speaks.