Part 7: Who is the Spiritual Master – The relationship with the Guru
Not all disciples of the same Guru are seeking the same thing. Krishna says in the Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 4, Verse 11:
“In whatever way one surrenders to Me, in the same way I approach them. Everybody follows My path in all aspects, O Arjuna”
A true enlightened Master may have many followers of varying degrees of spiritual advancement. The Master is able to display whatever aspect of Himself is necessary for the disciple’s evolution.
For some he may be as a friend, for others he will be a philosophical teacher, and for those who are ready, he will be the embodiment of Divinity itself. The Guru will do whatever it takes for the welfare of the disciple.
When teaching, the Master can often use the knowledge of scripture, but he is not limited by it. Written scripture is for the masses and gives general conclusions. The God realised Guru, however, is what we might term ‘the living scripture’. He is able to see the potential of the disciple and as a result, is aware of what that disciple has to achieve in this life. Therefore the instruction and behaviour of the Guru will often vary from person to
Just as a doctor prescribes different medication for different conditions, so too does the Master. The true Guru teaches not just through words but through experience and inner revelation. But ultimately if the disciple does not have his sights set on spiritual advancement then there is a limit to what they can receive from any Master.
Meet the Master Online
Paramahamsa Vishwananda is giving the personal blessings online now, via His new online darshans. This event used to take place around the world in person but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is not possible. Therefore, Paramahamsa Vishwananda is entering the homes of 1000’s of people across the world by His online Darshans taking place via Zoom. Darshan means ‘divine sight’, the experience of seeing and being seen by the Divine. Receiving darshan from a fully realised Spiritual Master who lives in constant union with the Divine is rare, and a special treasure not to be missed. Despite the restrictions, Paramahamsa Vishwananda’s darshans are unique, in that He gives a personal eye to eye blessings.
If you would like to attend on online darshan with Paramahamsa Vishwananda, either exclusively with only participants from the UK, Canada, USA and Ireland on 01 July 2020, 5:00pm.