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The Importance of the Guru
 
An Instrument
A Guru in a Modern World
Different Kinds of Gurus
Do You Have To Give Up the World?
A Sacred Relationship
Who Are Typical Seekers of the Guru?
So Few Genuinely Earnest Seekers
Different Backgrounds
With Right Tendencies and Aspirations

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Certainly western mysticism is a tradition of the transfer of higher consciousness from those who have it into the lives of worthy brothers and sisters — those who have prepared their character and those who will not abuse greater power. Most all schools of thought which speak of awakening have a tradition of transferring consciousness.

Certainly, many eastern religions and yoga emphasize the great importance of the aspirant becoming prepared for the great meeting with the Guru who will convey the spirit of enlightenment to a truly worthy and able candidate. The word Guru comes from Sanskrit and its root words are gu, meaning darkness, and ru, dispeller. A Guru is an awakened man or woman who has personally, through the help and invaluable transfer of consciousness from a Guru before, become able to transmit higher consciousness to the aspirant. An aspirant who is accepted by a Guru and who is considered to be worthy to be initiated is called a chela, meaning devotee, or a sisya, meaning disciple, one who accepts the discipline of the Guru.

The Guru function is mainly a...

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