Mentor, guide, teacher or a guru to attain knowledge is not only essential but also the most instrumental in any field. This holds truth for self-awakening or self-realization too. A true mentor helps you to realize your true potential and also helps you to make the utmost use of the resources at hand to tread the path of awakening.
Every one of us have different perception about mentor, some of us want our mentor to be like a friend with whom we can discuss anything and everything whereas to some a person with that subject knowledge and authority is the right person to mentor them. A mentor is basically a guiding light in our dark world and teaches us to be spiritually evolved. Here we are going to talk how to find a real/true mentor…
The meaning of word guru as per the scriptures like Advaya Taraka Upanishadis “The syllable gu [signifies] darkness; the syllable ru [signifies] the destroyer of that [darkness].” So, the guru should be able to destroy the inner darkness of his students and lead them to Self-Realization. To know more about self-realization, read our article; ‘A Great Habit to Inculcate- Self Realization’
The one and only sole motive of the guru is to awaken those who are lost in vices and ignorance. A true mentor/guru should be free of any kind of ego, vices and any action which is not Dharmic. In this era of an E-Commerce-Crazed Culture, it is really overwhelming to find a true spiritual mentor. Many people these days call themselves guru but a very few know the real meaning of it.
The Sat-Guru is the one who knows his Self to be one with God. He is free from any traces of ego, no sense of “I”. We have listed here a few progressive steps which will help you to find a real mentor for your own self. To find a real mentor, you have to start with your search for him; you have to delve about what is that you expect from your guru.
First and foremost, find what your inner faith is all about. Try to know own soul’s purpose of existence. Once you start that search you would know that feeling is just beyond what your mind knows about you.
Secondly, when you read or listen to the literature or work of the mentor how does that make you feel. Can you feel any connection? Did you see any changes in yourself or your thinking about the world? Delve more and more about how it makes you feel. If you are on the right path, your inner conscious will give you indications to move on and be united with your real mentor. Once you know about your inner connection, know more about your mentor. After first two steps, you would be able to differentiate between the immature and the real. The first two steps will automatically open your doorway to the real mentor.
In third step, you have to distinguish what is it that makes this guru/mentor as the right one for you! A real mentor will not only heal you but also re-awaken your mind, body and soul! A real mentor will guide you to the path of golden era where everyone will be free from vices and world will be full of utmost bliss and happiness.
To find a true mentor visit any of our centers located in India and other regions of the world. Experience the healing and be one with that supreme soul under the guidance of a true mentor who is here to take you to the Golden Era.
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