What Is a Guru?

September 23, 2012 by  
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All Guru’s are masters.

Not all Masters are Guru’s.

The Sanskrit word Guru is made up of two syllables, gu and ru.

Gu means darkness, ignorance.

Ru means light, knowledge, wisdom.

A Guru is someone who guides others from

the darkness of spiritual ignorance to

the light of spiritual knowledge and wisdom.

A Guru is a Master whose service on Earth is to

hold the Light for Humanity

and show A Way Home.


Since the 1970’s, when many spiritual masters started arriving in the US from India, the term guru has been used in many different ways and situations that are not focused on the spiritual path.  But the original meaning is unchanged.  And since our discussion here is about spirituality and the spiritual path, the remainder of this discussion is focused entirely on the spiritual guru or teacher who leads us back Home to our original Divine Self.

Even in India, there are many false gurus, and a few true gurus.

A false guru says, “Follow me.  I’ll show you Truth.  I’ll tell you all about it.  Rely on me.  You have questions?  I have answers.

A True Guru says, “Go inside.  The Truth is within YOU.  I’ll point you in the direction of the Truth, but you must learn to rely on your own inner Divinity, for that’s the ultimate true Guru.

You see, false gurus have a lot of that Ego we spoke about last time in What Is a Spiritual Master?.  False gurus may carry a lot of Light and have a lot of knowledge and wisdom, but they also have some remaining Ego.  They haven’t fully healed and integrated their Ego aspect.


They may tell you they’re the only ones with true knowledge, and that they have the only true path.  That is their Ego speaking.

They may tell you to behave one way and then they themselves behave differently, the old “do what I say, not what I do.”  That, too,  is because of their Ego.

These things may be very subtle, so you need to develope DISCERNMENT [1].



Send you, the Seeker, within, within, within to discover your own Divinity, your I Am Presence.

Encourage you, the Seeker, to align with your I Am Presence AND to live from there!!

May look strange and may behave in very odd ways.

When you come into their presence, you may sense the Light they carry, for they radiate it even without speaking a single word.

True Gurus often don’t follow society’s rules, so the “powers that be” are often very frightened of them.  You see, when people begin to turn within and to focus on their spiritual path and on their own spirituality , those who think they are “in charge” of life in 3D (the 3rd dimension) become afraid.  Their Egos feel as tho’ they’re losing control.  Their Egos get very upset.

This is why so many Great Beings have been tortured and killed over the millennia.  And still the Great Beings come to HOLD THE LIGHT for the rest of us.

These are very brave Souls, indeed, who incarnate for the specific purpose of holding the Light, grounding the Light, and offering to Light a way Home to Spiritual Source for Seekers.  Some of them you would never suspect as being gurus or masters.  They remain quiet and just live their Truth.  Others have agreed to take more active roles in shining the Light of Source in the world, acting as beacons for those who are Seeking.

Many have come again and again, in different cultures and ages, to hold the energy for the time when humanity, as a whole, would be offered an opportunity to return to full God Consciousness.



Today, we are living in a period when the whole Earth is Ascending spiritually.  Each human who chooses Ascension will have their kundalini awakened as they assimilate and integrate the Ascension energies.  Each human gets to choose, “Will I head for Home now?  Or do I want to continue playing in 3-D for additional lifetimes.”

More next time about kundalini and kundalini awakening.


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[1] Discernment – Your own internal Truth-testing system that enables a Seeker/Master to create and maintain alignment their their Divine Self.  You can think about this as having good “antennas” for determining what is Truth and what is not Truth.  It is also a requirement for Mastery, because your Divine Self is YOU!!


What Is a Spiritual Seeker?

September 18, 2012 by  
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We are experiencing a powerful time on Earth when spiritual awakening and ascension are possible for every human being who chooses to make this shift.  In past times, the fully energetic support for this transformational experience was not available, and it took lifetimes of seeking and working on ourselves at slower vibrational rates to succeed.






  • A SPIRITUAL SEEKER is one who wants to discover his/her true spiritual nature or Divine Self and who pursues this with determination and consistent effort.
  • A SPIRITUAL SEEKER wants to remember his/her Divine birthright and to become ONE with ALL THAT IS.
  • A SPIRITUAL SEEKER is looking for answers to life’s eternal questions.
  • Are YOU a spiritual seeker?

A SPIRITUAL SEEKER usually begins by looking outside him/herself for answers.  Many seekers become discouraged because they don’t find what they are seeking outside themselves.  What they often find are other people who claim to have answers, but may have none or some or are just out to “take” seeker’s money and personal power.

The world outside ourselves is a reflection of our own inner world, and when we first begin to seek spiritual truth, we are full of confusion, false information and conditioning, and many other obstacles.  So when we seek truth outside ourselves, we experience a reflection of what is closest to the surface inside ourselves.

Beneath all the internal debris – hidden away – is our True Self.  But in the beginning, we don’t remember this and we are only aware of a passionate desire to seek and of the illusions that are reflections of our own inner confusions.

Successful “seeking” requires dedication to the task, and many difficulties arise as if to test our resolve.  For some seekers, it takes a long time to connect with someone who can show you a glimmer of the TRUE YOU within.

Sometimes it takes feeling as though you might as well give up entirely before you are ready to make this connection.  At that point, the seeker will meet someone who actually can point the way to where the seeker actually wants to go.

The person who points the way is usually called a teacher or “guru” – one who takes us from spiritual darkness (ignorance) to light (knowledge of the SELF).

More about gurus next time.



What Is a Guru?

May 26, 2010 by  
Filed under Food for Thought, New Posts


From Darkness to Light


Since the 1960’s and 1970’s, when spiritual masters from India began coming to the US in greater numbers and Americans began seeking spiritual enlightenment in greater numbers, the term “guru” has often been misunderstood.  So here are my thoughts about it.

“Guru” is a Sanscrit word.  Each syllable has specific meaning.  And in Sanscrit, each syllable vibrates at the same frequency as the meaning.

GU = darkness

RU = light

GURU = one who takes you from darkness to Light

Throughout history, there have been “true” gurus and “false” gurus.”

TRUE GURU = one who shows you that YOU ARE the LIGHT.

Once you know in every cell of your being and in every aspect of your Consciousness that Divine Light lives within you as YOU, you NO LONGER need an external GURU.

Therefore, anyone who says, “follow me” may be leading you astray.  

Anyone who creates dependence on them is DEFINITELY leading you astray.

Anyone who says, “go within” is sending you on the journey to find your true essence.

The choice, of course, is yours.


p.s.  A great teacher I know shared this message from his teacher.

“This is a fact my guru taught me.  He said one day in the courtyard of my temple,

My dream, Hari Das, is all my students will go beyond me and my teachings. I have no fear of this. I empower you go forth and be. This is my instruction. A good teacher empowers people to go beyond. Please do. Makes me happy. Love, Baba”