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Guru and Disciple

Guru and Disciple

 Vedic scriptures advice one to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. The Supersoul is always the spiritual master seated in everyone’s heart. From Him come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness. The living entity depends on the Supersoul for directions. Consultation with the Supersoul seated within everyone’s heart is possible only when one is completely free from the contamination of material attachment.

That is why the Supersoul comes before one externally as the instructor and initiator spiritual master. The Lord can reside within the heart, and He can also come out before a person and give him instructions. Thus the spiritual master is not different from the Supersoul sitting within the heart.

Lord Krsna, the source of all incarnations including the Supersoul, says in Bhagavad-gita, “Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth.”

 

 

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