Do You Have to Give Up the World
When You Find Your Guru?
Its common for both single people and married people to
receive initiation and realize higher consciousness in
the manner most suitable to their nature.
Just as a few people in society wish to enter a monastery or convent, it is possible
that some Gurus certainly not all will agree that some exceptional
candidates, who want to renounce worldly life and surrender themselves with their goods,
enter a monastic or convent facility. Approval of such a decision is rare, however. Most
initiates strive to be better people while actively pursuing their careers in the world.
Through planned morning and nightly meditations they like a priest or nun
can develop the capability of realizing and sustaining higher consciousness or finding
their personal relationships with God.
In a society which mocks most everything, it is perhaps healthy
that the Guru/Initiate relationship be mocked too. At a time when the young naively and
hysterically follow and idolize so many different entertainers, it may be useful that the
naively inclined think twice or ten, fifty, or a hundred times before
seeking a Guru. There are false Gurus who do not abide in higher consciousness and who are
not capable of transmitting it, nor of consolidating it within the devotee. And these men
and women, too, are usually unscrupulous as well. You should be alert and not treat the
matter frivolously or commit yourself for emotional reasons only.
Nevertheless, when both parties the
Guru and the...