[Advaita-l] Guidance of Guru.

Satish Arigela satisharigela at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 22 01:40:33 CST 2004

--- Amuthan Arunkumar R <aparyap at yahoo.co.in> wrote:

>> the reason why a guru has to be a Srotriya and a
> brahmanishTha is that he can teach his Sishya what
> he
> has for himself DIRECTLY EXPERIENCED as his
> svAnubhavam in the proper and methodical ways of the
> Sruti-s. the sampradAya gurus are thus those who can
> best give the instructions; but if he himself has
> not
> realized the brahman, there is simply no point in
> getting instructions from him. 

By the way, how does one ascertain that the Guru he
approached has directly experienced Brahman?

Is it possible at all to figure that out?


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