Seeing Outside the Box
Some people desire to become Guru (Preacher) when they fail in every business. They want to succeed in the spiritual business. Some other people have the itch to become the Guru to get the disciples around them. But, for preaching and to become a real Guru in this world there are three requirements.
1) You should discover a better truth in the scriptures.
2) Due to lack of knowledge of your discovery, people must be suffering already.
3) People should get benefit on knowing your discovery.
If these three points are satisfied preaching is meaningful and such a preacher is useful Guru (Satguru). If you can say, here is a new method to get rid of the headache without a tablet, you can be a Satguru and your discovery needs propagation. Such real preachers are Sankara, Ramanuja, Madhva, Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Mahavir, Vivekananda, Saibaba etc.
The second type of Guru is useless Guru who preaches, Headache disappears if you take the medicine. Everyone knows this. He preaches whatever is already present in books. He is wasting his time and energy. He is only a teacher but not a preacher.
The third type of Guru is harmful Guru who preaches, If you swallow the poison headache will disappear. He harms the people. He does not know even the bookish knowledge. He spreads his ignorance.
God will punish a harmful Guru. God does not punish a useless Guru, but he is wasting his time and energy just to satisfy his itch to become the Guru. Instead of wasting his lifetime like this, let him join the service to propagate the knowledge of the Lord, who came in human form (Satguru). But, jealousy and egoism hinder him to do so. He wants to become Sankaracharya and get his fame. He does not want to become a disciple of Sankaracharya who is a human being like him. He did not discover any theory like Sankaracharya but he wants to get the fame of Sankaracharya. His egoism does not allow him to become the disciple of Sankaracharya. He is very jealous at the fame of Sankaracharya. He wears the dress of Sankaracharya, and shaves his head similarly. He teaches the same theory of Sankaracharya. Then he is only a disciple of Sankaracharya but not the original Sankaracharya.
No one is greater than Hanuman in any aspect like knowledge, devotion, power, etc.. Such Hanuman participated in the service of the Lord in human form. He did not start his own new work to uplift the world by killing some other demon and did not want to become a hero like Rama. The reason is, he does not have even a trace of jealousy and egoism. So he recognized the Lord in human form and became His servant to participate in His work. Rama became Vishnu. Hanuman became the future Brahma. Vishnu is Brahma as Veda says Brahmacha Narayanah. This means Hanuman got the same position of Rama. So if you participate in the service of the Satguru you will get the same position of Satguru.
So never be a harmful Guru. Dont waste time and energy by becoming a useless Guru. Participate in the service of the useful Guru (Satguru) as a disciple and get the same position of that Satguru. Let every Guru and everyone who has the itch to become Guru think about my advice and do self-examination sitting alone with peaceful mind.
THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH.
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