The Guru

By Acharya Sachidananda on 25-06-2016

‘But how does one come to this Light, oh revered one?’ asked Atma PrakashThe Baba replied: ‘The light and wisdom of God is available to us through ‘gurus’. A ‘guru’ is one who removes darkness from us and brings us to the light of Truth, to the light of God…‘Gurus in our Indian tradition can be of three kinds: ‘Karanaguru’, ‘Acharyaguru’ and ‘Sadguru’….‘The ‘Karanaguru’ is one who is instrumental to bring us to the light and love of God. The ‘Acharyaguru’ is the one who not only shows the way, but also practices what he preaches and teaches. He is the one who ‘walks his talk’. The ‘Sadguru’ is the truth embodied. In, with and through him the truth of his teachings are manifested….God is incarnated, divine light is made visible through the Sadguru who is also an incarnation of divine love…. ‘The Sadguru leads us from falsehood to truth, from darkness to light, and from death to immortality… in answer to our prayer – ‘Asatoma Sadgamaya,… Tamsoma Jyotirgamaya…. Mrityorma Amrutamgamaya’…….The Sadguru is God himself in human form… He is God with us…. Thus, God as light and love becomes a living reality in, with and through the Sadguru…..‘The Viswasara Tantra has a beautiful sloka that speaks about the ‘Sadguru’ and His attributes. It goes like this:“Brahmanandam paramasukhadam kevalam jnanamoortim Dwandwadeedam gaganasadrushyam tatwamasyadi lakshyam Ekam, nityam, vimalam, achalam, sarvadim sakshibhutam Bhavatitam trigunarahitam Satgurum tamnamamee …”‘It means : ‘I bow to the true guru who is the embodiment of the bliss of God; Who bestows supreme happiness; The Absolute who is Wisdom Incarnate; Who is beyond duality, Who is like the sky; Whom ‘Though Art That’ and similar scriptural passages have in view; Who is the One, the Eternal, the Pure and the Immovable; the Witness to all thoughts; Who is beyond all states and devoid of the three gunas’… ‘The living Spirit of Christ is the Sadguru when seen from the point of view of this insight of India… He is the divine light and love incarnate…’

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Acharya Sachidananda Bharathi

Swami Sachidananda Bharathi is an Indian Air Force officer turned spiritual guide and an apostle of peace and love. He is the patron of 'Indian Thoughts'. He represented India in the 'Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders' held under UNO, in 2000. He has founded Dharma Bharathi Mission.