Friday, January 6, 2012
"Guru" , a word which holds a big place in Indian Mythology and in other words we can say Indian Mythology is incomplete without "Guru".This practice came into existence a thousand of years ago when the Veda's were written.Guru-Shishya or Guru-Chela is one of the art to learn about the different aspects of Life.In ancient times the life of a human was estimated to be 100 years and hence it was divided into four parts viz 25 years of each phase.Each phase had a specific activity to do i.e. :
Phase I : Family And Guru Aashram.
Phase II : Kingdom.
Phase III : Grahast Aashram (Taking Care of Home and Siblings)
Phase IV : Dedicating to Spirituality.
During the first phase a kid needs to leave everything and has to go to the Guru Ashram to learn the Art of Living, Spiritual Growth, Self Realization, Art of using Arms for self defense and security , Discipline, Culture and last but not the least Respect for all.
Since that time only this tradition is coming and was followed by everyone at that time irrespective of Caste,Culture or Traditions.All the students were treated in the uniform manner by the Guru and were given equal value and education.
Meaning of Guru :
"Guru" is a combination of two Hindi words i.e. "Gur" and "Ru" . "Gur" means techniques and "Ru" means one who teaches it.In total it means a person who teaches you the techniques of living the life and correct your mistakes is known as real Guru.
Guru not only only teaches but also ensures that the things are well implemented and working fine.He is always there to support you whenever you are in confusion or in pain.He is the only one who guides you for the best with out any personal interest or benefits.Guru may be very harsh or angry but more he is knowledgeable and caring.They might be rude many times but in reality they always have a blessed hand over you which protects you from mishaps and problems.It is said that Guru is always there with you at every step of life and without him and his permission nothing is possible but on the other hand if he is with you then nothing is impossible.
Guru is like a candle who burns himself to light the life of his students.
Importance of Guru:
Guru is the most important part in the life of a human and without him Human is always dicey.Guru is the first step of life and without his guidance a human can't grow in life.He is only step who takes you closer to God and without his blessings nothing is worth.
There is an old saying in Hindi:
"Guru Govind Dou Khade,Kake Lagu Paye;"
"Balihari Guru Apke Gocind Diyo Milaye"
This means that in case both God and Guru are standing , who's feet will you touch first? It has to be Guru only because without you would have never been able to recognize God.
Why Guru is Important :
A) Without Guru finding the goal of life is impossible.
B) Guru shows the real path of life.
C) Self realization comes from Guru only.
D) Guru knows the best in you and makes you understand the same.
E) Guru navigates you in the best direction of Life.
Advantages of Guru:
A) Guru guides you for the best.
B) Before the problems comes to you it goes to Guru and he takes your problem on him.
C) Guru is the key role to you success.
D) Guru knows your future and thus drives you for the best as per the future
E) Guru is selfless.
F) With Guru you can attain the highest levels of life.
G) Guru makes the life meaningful.
H) Guru protects and manages the life cycle of a Human.
I) Guru comes whenever you need him.
Guru Mantra :
Just like God's Guru also has a Mantra's which is known as "Guru Mantra".Every Guru has his own Mantra and it is given only to its followers or Shishya's.This Mantra is more powerful than the normal Mantra as this is routed through Guru and Guru with his entire powers give the blessings and make the life happy.It is also said that no matter if a human worship God or don't but chanting Guru Mantra daily even once is highly beneficial than worshiping God.
Guru Mantra creates a layer over the body of a human which protects him from evil powers,problems and many other things which are beyond human control.Chanting Guru Mantra gives you inner peace and satisfaction along with connectivity to the spiritual world which is impossible to find other ways.
Who can be a Guru?
Now everyone might be having a question that who can be a Guru? To this answer is very simple in ancient times and also today Brahmin's are considered as Guru but it is not mandatory to have one of them only.A person with whom you are really impressed or you can think has the quality that attracts you is your Guru.I have seen many cases where people have made "Peepal Tree" as their Guru and they are really talking to it and are getting blessings.There is also an example of same from "Mahabharat" in which "Eklavya" a tribal boy treated statue of Dronacharya as Guru and took the teaching from it.This is the biggest example which is still known to Indian People.
As per my understanding in today's world anything that gives you internal peace and satisfaction can be your Guru.But it has to be make sure that your dedication towards the Guru must be endless.It should not be from the upper heart.
Making a Guru is very easy but following his discipline and principles are very difficult.As i mentioned earlier also more the harsh Guru is more that chances of your success are.There is no doubt about and i am sure all those who are having Guru's are well satisfied and happy in Life.
Without Guru human life is incomplete.I get many emails across the globe where the people ask me that we are worshiping the God but we are not getting the results to this i simply reply that you don't know the proper format of Pooja and you don't know the process because you don't have a Guru to show the correct path.
In Simple terms make a Guru and accept him with true heart and then leave everything on him as he is standing a step ahead to you to save you and to show you the real path of Life.
That's all for today i hope this article will help you in some of the ways.
Any queries please write back.
Jai Guru Dev !!!!