शनिवार, 15 फ़रवरी 2020

👉 MISCELLANEOUS Quotation & Answer (Part 2)

Q.2. Is Diksha necessary for Sadhana?

Ans. Aspiration for salvation is the birth right of all human beings. Scriptures say that in the biological kingdom created by God three phenomena are extremely rare. One - to be born as a human amongst the innumerable species of living beings; Two - a strong aspiration for salvation from bondage and three - the patronage of a spiritual preceptor and guardian (Guru). Coming in contact with a true Guru and a desire to be initiated are the greatest blessings of life.

The credibility of Guru, is however, the most significant aspect of “Dikcha”. According to scriptures the Guru must have four basic qualifications:
He must be:
(1) “Shrotiya” - i.e. not only well-versed in scriptures but also the one who knows their subtle secrets and has realized their true import in his life.
(2) “Vrijino” - with a spotless reputation; sinless.
(3) “Akamahata” - i.e. he should have no other motive except that of purely doing good to others. He should be an ocean of compassion - without any ulterior motive of name,  fame or any material gain.
(4) “Brammavittam” - The one who has himself realized God.

The Guru is not only a teacher. He transmits spirituality, by personal example. Thus, a grave risk is involved if one falls in the clutches of a fake Guru. If, because of ignorance, someone has taken a Dikcha earlier from an unqualified person, prudence demands seeking a true Guru for spiritual growth,  Such Gurus are, of course, rare now-a-day.

✍🏻 Pt. Shriram Sharma Acharya
📖 Gayatri Sadhna truth and distortions Page 79

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