Who is Guru | Vedic Guru: Transformation in Life With Sadguru

Who is Guru

Who is Guru?

Guru is a Sanskrit word, Gu – means darkness or agyan & Ru – means removal of the darkness or agyan. Hence, Guru is a person who removes the darkness & fear from his disciple’s life & shows the path of Parbrahma.

As per the Hindu Veda, Guru is equivalent to God and helps to create a link between the individual and the Immortal. As per the Veda & Purana, Vedic Guru is not a person or vyakti whereas he is a tattva & he is more important than a God because God is everywhere but we can’t able to find him.

The answer of the question of Who is Guru is quite difficult to answer. However, in simple words, it can be said that the Vedic Guru is a spiritual power who helps us to find the God, he opens the eyes of his followers & let them know the existence of the God. Without Guru, we are incomplete, pathless & our mind, body & senses are confused. He helps to achieve the salvation. Hence, on the full moon day of Hindu month Ashadha (June–July), Guru Purnima is celebrated.

अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशलाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥

This shloka shows the devotion to the Guru, who has removed the darkness of life & opened the eyes with his immense knowledge & spiritual power.

Who is Guru

Importance of Vedic Guru?

A beehive is a place where many bees come and sit only because of one queen bee. If the queen bee flies away, all the bees & beehive disappears. In the same manner, aatma is the queen bee in our body if it flies away everything else will disappear & we will become nothing in this world. The only soul is immortal & Guru helps to recognize our this inner power & make us meet to it. So, Vedic Guru is very necessary in a person’s life.

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥

This shloka shows the devotion to the Guru who has shown the right path & helped to meet with Parabrahma whose existence is in every animate & inanimate thing & living being. 

In the past there was a Gurukula Sanskriti, it is a school, in which pupils (shishya) have to stay with their Guru in the same premises. They learn lots of vidya from the Guru & help the Guru in the daily chores.

Students have to follow strict rules & regulations during Diksha. After clearing the test on various perspective he (pupil) could leave the Gurukula. The Guru didn’t charge any fee from his Shishya however after the completion of his Diksha, shishya offer Dakshina to his Guru.  

गुरु गोविंद दोनो खड़े, काके लागू पाए
बलिहारी गुरु आपनो, गोविंद डियो बताएI

Through this shloka, Kabir Das Ji wants to express their feeling that “Teacher and Lord both are standing in front of him (Kabir) & he is confused that whom he should adore first. Then he decides to adore the Guru first as he has the one who has shown him the path to meet the god”.

Guru Purnima is a spiritual festival, celebrated by Indian (HindusJains and Buddhists) and Nepalese dedicated to their spiritual Guru. It is also known as Vyasa Purnima. On this day, they pay their respect to their teachers to express their gratitude. This festival takes place on Poornima (full moon day) in the Hindu month Ashadha (June–July).

It is a sacred day on which all the spiritual power worship Ved Vyasa, a divine personality & all the disciples worship their spiritual Gurus. On Guru Purnima people show their devotion & affection towards their beloved Gurudeva.

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च गुरुः परमदैवतम् । गुरोः परतरं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥

The meaning of this shloka is O Gurudeva! I worship you as you are a spiritual power & no one is superior to you. You are the only one who can remove my all sorrow & grievance & fill my life with happiness.

Who is Guru

Vedic Guru is a personality who is full of Gyan & can brighten your life with his immense knowledge & spiritual power. In order to find a real Guru, you have to search & wait till you do not get a personality with a great aura. And that personality will surely change your life & will help you to meet the immortal power.  


What are the signs of real Guru / Sadguru?

According to the Upanishads, there are five signs of a real guru In the presence of a guru, devotee’s knowledge should flourish (gyana raksha), sorrow diminish (dukha kshaya), joy well up without any reason (sukha aavirbhava), abundance dawns (samriddhi) and talent of manifestation (sarva samvardhan) develops.

How can I find out Sadguru?

When the time arrives, you will definitely find out Sadguru. Till then, you can consider ‘Shiva’ as a Guru as he is a ‘Supreme Power’ and he will surely guide you.

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