Who can be a guru? An enchained person cannot liberate others from bondage. Only a liberated soul deserves to be a guru, who can help others in attaining their salvation.
A person who is free from bondages is a liberated person. Judged in this light, only the Supreme Entity is a real liberated soul. So only that Entity is liberated in the true sense of the term, and it is only that Entity who can be a guru.Reprinted with permission of Ananda Marga Central Publications. PR Sarkar / Shrii Shrii Ánandamúrti, in 'Ananda Marga Elementary Philosophy' (Ananda Marga Publications). © Ánanda Márga Pracáraka Sam'gha.