Awaken the Guru within

There are so many different types of relationships based on love in the world. However, the relationship between the Sat Guru (Realized Master) and the disciple is beyond all these relationships.

Guru resides within the heart of a true disciple. A mother or father only exist where a son or daughter exists. Similarly, a true disciple creates an opportunity to awaken the Guru within the Realized Master.

The Guru is complete and perfect. This is a state of supreme bliss where there is nothing left to gain for oneself or others. Like the vast sky, the ocean, the wind or an endlessly flowing river, the Guru is a merely a presence. When the disciple awakens this presence within his or her heart, there originates the relationship between the Guru and disciple.

The Master has no feeling of, “I am the Master.” There is nothing for the wind, ocean or sky to prove or claim because all proof is in their mere presence. Similarly, the proof of a Satguru’s greatness lies in their incomparable, indestructible and limitless presence. The disciple’s love, devotion and faith attract this presence and awaken the Guru principle (Gurutattva) within them.

In reality, the Guru Principle cannot be described in words. The Guru is a manifestation of the entire universe in a human form. Just as we cannot describe eternity, the Supreme Master is beyond description.

We cannot see wind; we can only experience it. Similarly, we can only experience the Master’s greatness in our hearts. When the infinite energy of the Sadguru flows towards the disciple, it blossoms as devotion, love, faith and self-surrender within the disciple.

All Amma’s children’s actions and duties should be filled with the sweetness of love. Love transforms all our actions into ‘Guru Seva’ or service to the Master.

We should perform actions with an attitude of worship. When we lift a two or four-month-old infant, we are extremely careful. Before playing the tabla we make sure that it is tuned well, otherwise, the sound arising from the instrument will not be harmonious with the rest of the music. We are very cautious while standing near the fire because we know that if we are not careful we may get burned. We are cautious while standing near a live wire. This is the kind of awareness that we need to develop. We need to have humility in all our words and actions. We cannot physically remove darkness, but in the presence of light, darkness automatically disappears. So, we need an attitude of worship and humility in all our actions. This helps us develop a one-pointed mind.