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Who is a Guru?

Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae

Suppose you are proceeding along a straight road beside a river. Suddenly you find yourself in front of a steep cliff. There is no exit. The way is blocked right and left. The only way out is to climb up the cliff is so steep that you are unable to do so. You try and try but each time you fall back. Then, as a helpless child would cry out for his mother, – you cry out loud, and shout for help! That is Bhakthi, – the way of devotion, calling to the Lord who is capable of everything. Now, while you are crying out for help you become suddenly aware that something brushed past you. You look up. It is a rope that has been let down to you from the top of the cliff. Someone is up there; someone has already arrived. He is holding an end of the rope. He shouts down to you, “catch hold of it and hold tight.” – HE IS THE GURU.”

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Shiva declares: “There is none higher than the Guru, none is better than the Guru!”

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To a man with merit, the Guru appears as Shiva Himself! To the sinner, He appears to be merely a man,” says the Guru Gita. One can’t enjoy the grace of the Guru fully if one considers him only as a man!”

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