Guru and Shishya

Guru and Shishya are two principles or Tatvas that are woven together in our Being. They both are constantly interacting with each other. These two principles or Tatvas are embedded within our own being. Or, our being is made of these two Tatvas. One is asking and the other is answering. One is seeking and the other is giving. One is a Taker and the other is a Giver.

As per Guru Geeta our own Soul is our real Guru. In the beginning it is very difficult to ask a question to your own Guru within. And hence we travel in the outside world from one Guru to the other in various forms. One is, we find Gurus in the mundane world or worldly affairs. They are parents, teachers, bosses, etc. These people are answering our survival requirements and are not able to do justice to our life and death questions. And these people are okay for the worldly affairs and their requirements. And some time later in life a question may arise about the spiritual world. Spiritual world means the world within our own being. It is one’s own inner world. And it has nothing to do with the mundane world. This journey is essentially to know our own center or Self. And this center or Self is our true Guru. This higher principle or Tatva is already sitting in the deepest core of our being. And it is only to be discovered. We have yet not made any attempt to move towards this center. And hence this knowledge is called self-knowledge. And the real experience of this knowledge is called Enlightenment.

We normally do not listen to a living Guru. And we go to dead deities and temples. Why? We have to go deep in our psychology and our past lives. Everybody in the past has deceived and cheated us in the name of a Guru. And ultimately when the end of our life came we found that nothing real has happened and we realized that all the Gurus, Masters, and Leaders have cheated and deceived us. And the whole life has been a waste. And essentially we all are carrying this seed in our subconsciousness. And hence it becomes very difficult to discover a true Guru and trust him. And surrender becomes even more difficult. And all this strengthens our ego center.

The true Guru is one who moves you from your ego-center to your conscious-center. As your conscious center grows, the ego center shrinks. And a moment comes when the ego center dissolves and the conscious center evolves. And the journey of the conscious center becomes infinite. This is that stage when you truely realize your own true self. This is your divine center. This is a center of pure witnessing. Now there is neither a Guru nor a Shishya. The duality (Dvaita) has disappeared. And hence all divisions and conflicts have disappeared. And what is left behind is pure consciousness or Shuddha Chetana or Shuddha Chaitanya. And this is our true Self. This is the end of all. There is no knowledge beyond this. Now there is nothing beyond this. You simply live your life as Shuddha Chetana till your physically body is dissolved in the Panchatatvas. And in the life journey, if any true Shishya comes in your way, you will try to impart him the same self-knowledge or Divine Knowledge.

What is God? Is God a Concept?

Please don’t contaminate their innocent minds. If that one energy is God then why the word God? Why not only energy? And then what about matter? Is matter not an energy? Then is matter the God? And what about dark matter and dark energy?

You are telling them that everything has come from space. Please also tell from where the space has come? You are telling them all coloured lights have come from the white light. And from where the white light has come? What is the meaning of a white light without a black background? Please also note that that there are some light frequencies which are not visible to the human eye. Is this the reason that you are wearing white clothes? You must be thinking that white means sacred and black means non-sacred. You must be thinking that white colour means purity and black colour means impurity. Please don’t discriminate like this otherwise the people who are following the Ayyappa Swamy may get hurt because most of the time they are wearing black clothes.

On the path of Ayyappa Swamy the people are using black clothes for a particular period. And in this period they are going through some austerities and hardships in life. The black clothes are only a metaphor for hardships and austerities. Just like on the path of Sannyas or renunciation the saffron clothes are a metaphor for the sacrifice.

The colours are just metaphors for various emotions of life. And one has to pass through all these emotions to arrive at the truth or reality. And every master uses a different colour. The colour is just a metaphor for the flowering consciousness. In the beginning of spirituality we are like a seed. And in the end of spirituality we have to be like the flowers. The colour is nothing but a metaphor for the flowering state. The seed state is a state of potentiality. And the state of flowering is a state of self-actualization. This is the journey.

Just see, you have killed their innocence and curiosity. This is the problem with the elders. The moment they learn something, they want to impart that learning vehemently on others. This is a trespass. This is a crime on the innocent minds.

Once Newton thought that the space is like an absolute thing. And this idea stayed there for more than 150 years until Albert Einstein came and destroyed that idea. And Newton died with this wrong notion that the space is an absolute thing.

I think you have no idea about the space. The space is not possible without an object. If there is no object there is no space. If the object is not moving in the space then there is no time too. Albert Einstein has proved to the world that space and time are relative. They are not two different things.

On a very higher plane the thoughts are also objects. When they are moving in the sapce of the mind they create an illusion of time. When thoughts arise in the mind they create their own mind space. The human being becomes a space-time object. There is no God as a person. When you transcend this space-time object you experience the divinity. The divinity is beyond space and time.

Apart from the white light and other coloured lights, there are some lights which are not visible to our outer eyes. And what about the inner light the mystics are talking about? Do you think it has a colour? Do you think it has a flavour? The inner light is visible only to an inner eye.

What is the colour of water? What is the flavour of water? What is the taste of water? It is colourless, flavourless, and tasteless. And yet we can’t live without water.

Please don’t stop their inquiry by giving them your own dogmas and concepts. Please don’t stop their curiosity. Please don’t stop their exploration. Please tell them how to look and where to look. But please don’t tell them what to look. You are telling them in advance that the God is a concept. You are defining them the God. Now they will live according to your definition of God. They may not try to know on their own.

Let them explore. Let them adventure. Let them know on their own. Let them think and ponder. Please don’t give them your ready-made answers. You have killed their curiousity and innocence. You have programmed and corrupted their innocent minds. Please don’t do that.

Let the God remain undefined. Let the God remain unknown. The moment you define, God loses its meaning. God can be experienced but God can not be expressed. Every expression only becomes a part of God. Every expression only becomes a sub-set of God. God is in everything and everyone. God means everything and God means nothing too. God is in everybody and nobody. Can you please tell me from where God starts and where it ends? The territory of God is beginningless and endless. It is Anadi and Ananta.