. Bhagawan Nityananda declares over and over again that the goal of a humanbirth, the goal of all life is to merge in the Absolute, to attain Mukti while still in thebody. He tells us
don¶t wait, do it now.
And then he emphasizes, throughout theChidakasha Gita, that
the Guru is the means.
He is very clear about this. Onemust receive Kundalini awakening and the guidance for Sadhana from a"Siddha," "Guru" or "Acharya" as he puts it, who has become a Jnani. At severalpoints in the work, Bade Baba reiterates that "There is no place in the world for one who does not have a Guru. Such a person is lost«.You cannot realize theTruth without a Guru." And he emphasizes that one needs to follow theinstruction of the Master, until one is set on his/her own path, at which time LordShiva himself takes the yogi the rest of the way across.7. Bade Baba does not leave us in the dark about who can be a Guru or Preceptor. In this regard he is very specific. He tells us that a Swami, Sanyasin,Brahmin, Jnani, Brahmachari
simply one who holds such a title and wearsochre robes carrying a copy of the Bhagavad Gita in his hands. Likewise, onewho is well-versed in the Vedas, Puranas and other sacred texts
such aperson either. Bhagawan Nityananda emphasizes that a Siddha, a Guru, whomay also be referred to as a Swami, Sanyasin, Jnani and so on, is
who is desireless and whose mind has merged with the Absolute OneParamatma or Paramshiva.
He goes on to describe the qualities of such a Guruby stating that such a being sees all as the same one God and behaves inalignment with this state. A Jnani, Sanyasin, Swami or Guru is one whose mindconstantly rests in Buddhi, the Divine Will and Intelligence of the Atman. Such abeing is one who sees only God in everything and everyone, everywhere andsuch a being does not distinguish between "mine" and "thine", "good" and "bad,""honor" and "dishonor," nor classes of people and races. Such a being has aconstant,
and knows that there is nosuch thing as duality or diversity. Such a being experiences that the entireUniverse is contained inside himself and that he himself pervades all objects(people, places and things). Bhagawan Nityananda tells us that only such abeing can be known as a Siddha, Jnani, Swami or Sanyasin and that one shouldonly take such a being as one¶s Guru.8. Bhagawan Nityananda tells us that, for the relationship between Guru andDisciple to work, the seeker must have and continue to cultivate Faith in God andthe Guru. This Faith is expressed by way of vigilance in daily spiritual practice asinstructed by the Master.9. Sri Bade Baba tells us, over and over again, that the basis for Sadhana is thewillingness to turn away from worldliness and the willingness to destroy our attachment to sense pleasures and worldly pleasures. He tells us that thishappens through the destruction of the body-idea, also known as the ego (alongwith the senses). "Atma is not perceptible to the senses," He tells us. By thisstatement we understand that God can only be realized by going beyond thesenses. If our attachment to worldliness is not destroyed in this way, he tells us