The Divine Mentor


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When you shift in consciousness you begin to realize how attached you have been.  When you become free of the body and you begin to experience that the body exists in you and that you’re not the body, that’s a freedom experience.  When you realize that you’re not the emotional or the mental patterns inside of you, you begin to feel the freedom to act in and through a pattern or change it.  So that’s the kind of freedom we need.

You can well realize when we are entrenched in these thoughts and emotions and physicality how difficult it is to become detached or disengaged from it.  We become caught up in the momentum of it, carried away by its energy.  We see it every day driven by the primal drives, driven by emotional or mental patterns of the past.

So to become free of that we need some kind of guidance, we need some kind of hand holding, we need some kind of mentoring, some kind of coaching on the journey.  And the universe provides that.  That which guides us back into that state of liberation is called Guru.  Gu in the Sanskrit stands for “darkness” and ru for that which removes darkness, the light.  So Guru is not a person.  We tend to think of Guru as a person.  Guru is not man or woman or person.  Guru is a principle operating in and through that being.  When that is operating you can actually feel that the Divine is guiding you, not the person, that the Divine through the person is guiding you to itself. And we see that the gu also stands for the maya, the illusion – and the ru for that which removes the illusion. Sri Vasudeva

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