Monday, May 19, 2008

Ramana Maharshi's advice about his disciples taking on the role of guru

Bhagavan would always advise his disciples never to take on the onerous duty of being a guru. It would only lead to trouble. The disciples would expect all sorts of impossible things from their guru, and to satisfy them he would inevitably resort to trickery. Then, even if he could perform miracles they were things to be avoided as being impermanent and would only deflect him from the true path.

~ Arunachala's Ramana -- Boundless Ocean of Grace, Volume IV, p 120

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