089 – Need of a Guru

“In 1943, my Guru Swami Sivananda gave me a mantra and told me to practice five malas every day. The practice took me no longer than three minutes in all. I practiced five malas regularly every day and during this period the most important link in my life was formed in those three minutes. Had I renounced my link with the mantra, I would never have achieved what I have today. These five malas saved me so today I can stand firmly as a swami, holding the torch of a spiritual culture.” Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Today is Thursday and we seek the blessings of our Guru. Gu means ‘darkness’ and ‘ru’ means light. Guru is the one who removes the darkness and ignorance from the mind to reveal the pure light of the inner consciousness. Many of us are seeking a Guru and the reason we have not found a guru is because we have a closed mind. An open mind is only possible by being aware and detached. When we are non-judgemental and empathetic, we are listening and have not shut ourselves and others out. In order to walk this path, let us just practice the balancing pranayama. We breathe to the count of five, hold our breath to the count of five, exhale to the count of five, hold our breath outside to the count of five. Remember please count backwards, 54, 27, 11 times is your choice. No errors or start again. Your Guru is always alive, and even after s/he has left their body, you can have a Guru who is a guiding light. You will find out for yourself if you seek an immortal Guru.

Aim Hrim Klim

 

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