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How To Find The Right Spiritual Guru? – Article.

By reading this page and viewing the video, you will learn:

  1. Steps to take to find the right spiritual Guru or spiritual master for you.
  2. How to test the Guru to determine if that Spiritual Guru Is Authentic.
  3. Where to begin your search for a Shaktipat Guru.

How To Find The Right Spiritual Guru?

First, it’s important for you to decide what you want in a spiritual Guru and path. Many make the mistake of not examining what they want to experience, what the goal of their seeking is, before looking for a Guru. Are you seeking spiritual happiness? Do you want permanent spiritual transformation? Are you seeking to attain at state of Joy and Inner Peace? Do you want Self-Realization? So, there are questions you should ask yourself before beginning your search.

“A child cannot be born without a father and a mother. Clothes cannot be washed without water. There can be no horseman without a horse. So, without a Master, none can reach the court of the Lord.” ~ The Poet Saint Kabir

Test The Guru First

Once you have decided what kind of spiritual transformation you want, then you will need to be led by a competent spiritual Guru. How do you determine if the Guru is competent or not to lead you? 

First Test Step

Does the Guru have his own Guru whom he/she followed and served over a period of years? This is essential. You shouldn’t follow a Guru who has never followed and obeyed his/her own Master’s instruction.

Second Test Step

Is the Guru in a lineage of such beings who have attained what you seek? For example: If you want to attain permanent spiritual transformation and Liberation (God-realization), how can you be led to that attainment by someone who is not in a lineage of such Gurus? So, lineage is very important.

Here’s why. Does the Guru’s behavior, words and mannerism match the understandings given in the utterances of the sacred texts of his/her lineage? In other words, is the Guru’s behavior in alignment with the Masters who have gone before him/her?

Third Test Step

Do you have concrete experience of spiritual transformation by keeping the company of the Guru and following his/her instruction? Are these experiences growing and becoming more steady as you follow the Guru’s instruction for daily spiritual practice and spiritual life?

Use the above as the means for testing the Guru before you follow.

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