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Om Sathguru Sri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae


The Chandogyopanishad lays down that a spiritual aspirant must approach a self- realized Guru in a proper manner. Even when the need to seek a perfect master (Sathpurushas – SathGuru) is accepted, it is no easy matter to recognize whom, among the galaxy of religious personalities, is indeed the perfect one. For, as in all other matters, the fakes who claim realization, which they do not have, are legion.

A typical saint of the Guru – tradition, Sri Sai Baba of Shirdi says,

Guru is all the Gods,”

and addressing those who wished to be accepted as his chelas, he said,

It is not the Guru that makes himself your Guru. It is you who must regard him as your Guru, i.e. place faith in him and meditate on him.”

To those who had accepted Him as the object of their contemplation, He said,


Sai Baba does not mean this body of five and a half feet. He who thinks that Sai Baba is at Shirdi only has not seen Sai Baba at all.”

It may even be said that for most people, the devout study of the life and teaching of a saint is more useful than the immediate presence of a saint. For human nature being what it is, even though a seeker stays with a sage, he comes to focus his attention on the physical frame of the sage than on His state of realization, which is the essence of it all. This is the reason why devotional reading of holy biographies came to enjoin as a form of spiritual endeavour in itself.

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Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Better offer your service to the guru who is living flesh and blood, than to the stone icon or a framed picture of some deity.”

The Chandogyopanishad lays down that a spiritual aspirant must approach a self-realized guru in a proper manner.

There are people, even today, who have the genuine experience of divine vision and self-realization. But they do not travel here and there in the world, building up a crowd of disciples. They stay very quietly away from public view and do sadhana. If you were to find such a one and ask for guidance, he would not be interested in you.

It is not the Guru that makes himself your Guru.

It is you, who must regard him as your Guru,

Place faith in him and meditate on him!

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