April 20, 2018

Guru, God, Self in Teachings of Ramana Maharishi

  The word Guru is often loosely used to describe anyone who gives out spiritual advice, but in Sri Ramana Maharishi’s vocabulary, the word had a much more restricted definition. For him, a true Guru is someone who has realized the Self perfectly and is able to use the power of that Self to assist others towards the goal of Self-realization. Such a Guru is non-different from God or the Self. It was a basic tenet of Sri Ramana’s teachings that a Guru is absolutely necessary for almost everyone, who is trying towards permanent awareness of the Self. The catalytic…
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