Who Can Be A Guru?

March 30th, 2008

Not far from heaven (by Photochiel)

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.


  1. 1 Anonymous
    April 3rd, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    If that person is a guru, Who pray is there guru. And if a Guru can have a guru who is that guru’s guru. And if there are indeed an infinite chain of guru’s is GOD at the helm?

  2. 2 Anonymous
    May 2nd, 2008 at 3:03 am

    guru and god are one

  3. 3 Anonymous
    August 7th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Self, Guru, and God are one and the same.

  4. 4 Anon
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    How can any human being with limited and limiting mind be the guru of another? The one who thirsts and the one who slakes are one. That is, the human soul, Self and Absolute are one. And so, who realizes whom? Do we then see glimpses of Him in ourselves and in all beings? When the Self and the Absolute commingle with love …

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