Guru – A Path of complete accomplishment
Having a teacher to guide us in any field is invaluable. This is true in Spirituality as well. As Spirituality is subtle or intangible in nature, it is difficult to identify with certainty, who a spiritually evolved guide or Guru is. A Guru is very different to a teacher or a preacher. He is a beacon of spiritual light in our world and teaches us the universal spiritual principles that underlie all religions and cultures.
Out of the entire population of the world, few take up spiritual practice that is universal and beyond the confines of formal, organised religion. Among these, very few people through their spiritual practice (regardless of religion of birth) attain a spiritual level of over 70% (on a scale where 0% is the spiritual level of inanimate objects and 100% of God Realised Soul). The unmanifest Guru then works completely through some of these evolved individuals who are then known as the manifest Guru or the Guru in the human form. In other words, a person has to be at least of the 70% spiritual level, to qualify as a spiritual guide or a Guru. The Guru in human form acts as a beacon of spiritual knowledge for humanity and is in total alignment with the Universal Mind and Intellect of God
What is the importance of the Guru in the human form?
Each one of us seeks guidance from teachers, doctors, lawyers etc. in their respective fields. If a guide is needed even in these comparatively simple fields, then imagine the importance of the Guru, who releases one from the bondage of life and death and takes one closer to the Source, i.e. God Principle.
How do we recognize and acquire an evolved spiritual guide?
The Spiritual Science Research Foundation (SSRF) recommends that one should not go searching for a Guru. In almost all cases, one will not have the spiritual maturity to be able to discern as to who to choose as a spiritual guide.
When one achieves a spiritual level of around 55%, a Guru in the human form comes into ones life. (The mode spiritual level of present day people is 20%).
The following are the key takeaway points from this article.
· A Guru is a spiritual guide beyond the 70% spiritual level.
· Instead do spiritual practice and ensure that it is aligned with the five basic laws of spiritual practice.
· One cannot reach Sainthood i.e. a spiritual level of 70% without the grace of the Guru.