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Guru simply means a guide. If you are lost in a city and someone guides you to your destination, that person is your guru. In every step of life, someone or the other is guiding us, teaching us. Thus a guru is necessary in every step of worldly life progress. Then there is the need for the right and true guide in matters of spirituality and liberation. Especially here, on the path of spiritual progress a guru is very necessary. Spiritual progress is significantly helped by the grace and help of the one who has traversed the path and attained the goal. Without an experienced and true guru, significant hazards and blocks impede the path of the seeker of liberation.

Gnani or Jnani is the One who has known, is in the experience of, the eternal Self. Purush means the Self. Akram Vignan means that which is attained without doing anything, and the science behind this. A gentleman by the name of Ambalal M. Patel became a Gnani Purush in June 1958. This happened spontaneously within him. The absolute light of the Self prevailed in him from that time. In that state of the absolute Self, he became the instrument for the salvation of the world. The words that came out through his medium have become words that are now liberating hundreds of thousands of human beings who were seeking meaningful solutions for their pains. These satsang sessions of the Gnani Purush happened in Gujarati and were carefully preserved and are presented as they are, in many different languages. They are all in the form of questions and answers from Gnani Purush Dadashri.

In this compilation of satsang of direct question and answer sessions, Dadashri reveals the delicate nature of the relationship between the guru and the disciple in the path of liberation and Self realization. All aspects of this relationship, and questions regarding this, are answered with unprecedented clarity by the Gnani Purush. When facing difficulties and conflicts in worldly interaction, one may get help from different teachers or gurus, and may even ask multiple people for help. However, this is not easy to do on the path of spirituality because of the rarity of a true guru.

This book clearly explains why a guru is necessary in matters of liberation. it explains the method of recognizing a true guru for this. It provides significant insights about the relationship between a living spiritual master and the disciple. Every seeker regardless of the method or the goal of his or her spiritual practice will find invaluable understanding in this book of Gnani Purush Dadashri.

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    Word from the Translator:

    Please note that Gnani Purush Dadashri never wrote a word for any book. This book is a compilation of his spoken words in satsang, and Shuddha Anami is a translator within a collective, of the words spoken in Gujarati. Shuddha has been sharing the English translations of the words of Gnani Purush Dadashri on the Internet since 1994.

    Gnani or Jnani is the One who has known, is in the experience of, the eternal Self. Purush means the Self. Akram Vignan means that which is attained without doing anything, and the science behind this.  A gentleman by the name of Ambalal M. Patel became a Gnani Purush in June 1958. This happened spontaneously within him. The absolute light of the Self prevailed in him from that time. In that state of the absolute Self, he became the instrument for the salvation of the world. The words that came out through his medium have become words that are now liberating hundreds of thousands of human beings who were seeking meaningful solutions for their pains. These satsang sessions of the Gnani Purush happened in Gujarati and were carefully preserved and are presented as they are, in many different languages. They are all in the form of questions and answers from Gnani Purush Dadashri. 

    Table of Contents

    Word from the Translator:

    Editorial

    The Guru and the Disciple

    ‘Guru’ means guide

    Who Needs a Guru?

    When you are lost, a Guide is your friend

    Automatic in reference to this life - swayambudh aye sapeksha.

    How Long Do You Need a Guru For?

    ‘Guru is not Necessary’ is a false statement

    Even the one who teaches you incorrectly is a guru!

    A Guru is anything or anyone you learn from

    Opposition to the importance of a guru is prejudice

    You Need a Guru till the very end

    Only the Nimit (the one instrumental) is the Most Obliging!

    That Discussion is True But in Nischay!

    Knowledge of what is Wrong is Necessary

    Although only an instrument, Absolute Nevertheless

    The Right Methods Are Found in the Gnani

    Acceptance Through the Mind Is not enough

    Who is Your Guru?

    Respect for the Gurus of the Past

    The Importance of a Living Guru

    The Idol is Indirect Worship

    Egoism Can Be Stopped Only Through the Living Guru

    Your head instinctively bows upon seeing Him

    The Guru That merges In the Eye of the Beholder

    You have to understand the gurukilli (master key or special directives)!

    The Difference Between a Guru and a Gnani

    The Detached Guru of the Times

    How Far Can You Tolerate Weakness?

    Whom Can You Call a Sudguru?

    There is a Great Difference Between a Guru and a Sudguru

    It is good even if you find such a Guru!

    Ultimate salvation at the feet of the Sudguru

    Only after recognizing the sadguru can you take shelter from him

    The Fact that You Find a Sudguru Means You Qualify!

    Complete Surrender to the Sudguru

    The Results of the Guru’s Grace

    Does the Ego Go With Grace or Purushaarth?

    The Guru Mantra Will Not Allow You to Slip!

    It is beneficial to Meditate on a Guru

    Shaktipat (Transfer of energy) or Atma Gnan

    How Far Does the Guru Take Us?

    More Than the Guru, the Disciple Excels

    Then Complete Purity Occurs

    A Conduct Deficiency in Disciples

    Difference Between the Guru and the Disciple

    This is How Religion came to be Criticized!

    The disciple only needs humility

    One can only give the experience of whatever he experiences himself

    Such capability will manage everything

    Dada has given away a profound and incomprehensible Gnan

    This is How I Will Settle Things!

    If Not You Can Make Your Wife Your Guru!

    The Real Guru is the One Who Gets Rid of Conflicts!

    Do not Waste Your Human Life on a Single Guru!

    Guru in the worldly life: Gnani in the real – spiritual life.

    You Cannot Forget the Obligation to Your Guru!

    From the perspective of a disciple

    The Guru’s Love, Rajipo!

    Guru’s extraordinary gift

    Antaryami Guru – the guru that is within

    Who Does Not Need A Guru?

    That is What We Call a Disciple!

    You Can Never See Faults of the Guru!

    The bottom line is do not destroy reverence

    Who is at Fault in this?

    The Same Perception Even When Delirious

    Guru is the Fifth Danger

    You Should Not Even Think Negatively About Your Guru

    That is where you need to find a solution

    The Khojas (a sect of Shi’a Ismaili branch of Islam) have the true guru worship

    Otherwise Make a Pot Your Guru

    Grave Danger in Uprooting a Guru

    You Cannot Find Faults With the Guru Later On

    Faith is What Really Bears Fruits

    Does One Have to Keep Faith or Does it come naturally?

    Faith Will Surely Come There

    A seeker cannot not be like this

    There is no liberation without this type of Faith

    ‘Here’ faith will come

    Obstacles impede faith

    Gnani is a depiction of faith

    So how can one have vairaag (detachment towards the worldly life)?

    Experience is a different thing altogether

    There is compassion behind words

    Vacchanbud – power of speech is needed, is it not?

    But Teach Them in This Way

    Attributes of a True Guru

    That is When You Can Say You Found a Guru

    This is The Way to Recognize Real Wealth

    Clear details Through Vitraagta

    Who caught on to whose words

    Guru, the Son of the Guru

    Only the desire to worship has worth

    Nobody's Name Remains

    Miss your Goal and Desire will take Over

    God Stays Away From Desires

    You Cannot Acquire Anything Without Purity

    The one who moves about freely; that is a Gnani

    That Does Not Reach God

    What a State of Religion Today!

    Where is the Weakness Here?

    Temptation Befools a Person!

    The Guru Should Not Have Any Self-Interest

    A fee for the Guru's visit

    Only Purity Is Required

    The Priority in the Path of Moksha

    That is Called keeping a Difference

    Ask to be liberated From All sufferings …

    Purity of the Gnani

    One’s Purity Means…

    Everyone Likes To be Superior

    Eventually Only Superiority Will Make You Fall

    Have You Made Any Disciples or Not?

    Are You a Guru or Not?

    They Are All Gurus Through This Method

    There is No Other Self-Form (svaroop) Than 'This'

    You only need to change your direction

    The World Will Only Accept A Disciple of the World

    That is How This Akram Science is

    Who is the Highest Guru?

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    Editorial

    The worldly life is full of father-son, mother-son or daughter, wife-husband etc., relationships. Also to be found in the worldly life is the delicate guru-disciple relationship. It is a relationship wherein after surrendering to the guru, the disciple remains sincere to the guru. For the rest of his life, he maintains humility in front of his guru, he abides by his instructions and attains special spiritual powers. This book puts forth beautiful description of what constitutes an ideal guru as well as an ideal disciple.

    People set out with many different beliefs about a guru and hence they become very confused in order to make the right guru in this day and age. Perplexing questions on this matter have been presented to the Gnani Purush Dadashri, and he has given answers to the point of absolute satisfaction.

    Gnani Purush means a worldly observatory as well as an observatory of absolute science. To hear answers to questions such as, ‘What does the status of guru mean?’ ‘Is there a need for a guru in spirituality? And if so, to what extent?’ ‘What characteristics must a guru have? Should they be superior most or humble most?’ ‘Is the guru qualified? Does he have the master keys necessary for a guru?’ ‘Is the guru trapped in greed, desires and illusion?’ ‘Does he have sexual desires or desires to have a following of disciples?’ How do you choose a guru? Who should you make your guru? How many gurus should one make? If one already has a guru, can he have another one? What should one do if the guru turns out to be unworthy? What are the dangerous pitfalls inherent in the position of a Guru and the disciple? What should a disciple be like?

    This book gives information on various topics concerning gurus and disciples. Information related to what the subtle awareness of the disciple should be. How should a guru behave towards the disciples so that it benefits him as well as the disciple in their spiritual progress? How should the disciple conduct himself with the guru. Where should a disciple establish a guru so that he may acquire knowledge and experience. What kind of ‘diseases’ (weaknesses) must a guru not have so that he is strong enough to help his disciple progress. How is one to find the kind of devotion Eklavya had for his guru in this day and age? In the same token, through Dadashri we can get answers to questions proposed to him regarding whether as a Gnani he had a guru, whether he had disciples, what kind of a state does he move around in, etc.

    According to common knowledge, a guru, a sadguru and a Gnani are considered one and the same, whereas here in this book, Dadashri gives us a clear distinction between the three.

    How can one walk the spiritual path without the one who is familiar with that path? To be familiar means to be a guide.

    Here in this book you gain knowledge and understanding of what the leader of the path of moksha; the guru should be like.

    With the aim and the vision that both, guru and his disciple, go forth on the path of liberation, various visions and understanding regarding the guru-disciple is given by Dadashri; although moving around in the supreme spiritual state as a Gnani, there was no one more humbler. The understanding given to us by way of the Gnani’s speech is being presented here, which will become a guide to all those traveling the path of liberation.

    Jai Sat Chit Anand

    Dr. Niruban Amin

    The Guru and the Disciple

    ‘Guru’ means guide

    Questioner: I have been many places and asked many questions about what a guru is but I have not received any satisfactory answers.

    Dadashri: If you went to the station from here but got lost on the way, wouldn’t you need to ask someone for help? Whom would you need to ask?

    Questioner: Someone who knows the way.

    Dadashri: Such a person is called a guru’! As long as you do not know the way, you need to ask someone; you may even have to ask a small child. Whomever you ask becomes your guru. Only when there is a guru will you find the way. What would happen without these eyes of yours? The guru is the other eye. The guru will give you the light of intuition (sooj) for what you need to do further.

    Who Needs a Guru?

    Questioner: Do you mean to say that we need a guru?

    Dadashri: It is like this, the road on which one gets lost, is the road he is not able to figure out. If you do not know the way to the station then it is a problem but if along the way, you encounter someone who knows the way, then you will reach the station quickly, will you not?

    Questioner: Yes, that is true.

    Dadashri: So you need someone who has the knowledge. It is not as if the person showing you the way is telling you to ask him. You are asking him out of your own self-interest, are you not? For whose benefit are you asking?

    Questioner: My own benefit.

    Dadashri: Or you can keep on walking without asking anyone and try to experience that! That experience will teach you that there is a need for a guru. I will not have to teach you.

    So there is a path, but there is no one to show it to you, is there? Only if there were someone to show you that path, your work can be done.

    Will you not need a guru or an experienced guide? Whoever is the guru, we are considered his followers. The guru walks ahead and shows us the way. Such a person is considered, an experienced guide.

    If a man takes the road going in the opposite direction of Surat, is he likely to reach Surat station if he keeps going in that direction? No matter how much he roams, he will not be able to find Surat station. The night would fall and the day would come but he would still not find Surat station. Such is the confusion here.

    When you are lost, a Guide is your friend

    Questioner: None of these gurus show us the right way.

    Dadashri: But those gurus themselves do not know the way, so what can anyone do? No one has found an experienced guide yet. If we had, then we would not have these problems. If you had found such a guide, in addition to showing you the station he would also tell you which train to take. He would show you everything and your task would be finished. Here we have a situation where the guide too, is lost and therefore there is a lot of wandering around. So find yourself a true experienced guide who can show you the station. If not, people make guesses and wander around aimlessly.

    If a blind person leads another person, where will he take him? A true experienced guide will immediately show you the way. Nothing will be pending; you will see instant results. You have not found a real experienced guide; therefore you must find one.

    Questioner: But would such a guide not be our superior?

    Dadashri: An experienced guide is a superior but to what extent? Only to the extent that he takes us where we need to go.

    That is why you absolutely need someone above you, someone to show you, you need an experienced guide, you always need a guide. You will need a guide in every situation. No work can be done without a guide. If we want to go to Dehli and we look for a guide then what is he if not a guru? If we give him money, he becomes our guide. A guru is someone who shows you the way as a guide.

    Questioner: So we need to be enlightened on the path!

    Dadashri: Yes, the person who enlightens you is called a ‘guru’, whoever he may be.

    You Need a Guru at Every Level

    Questioner: We walk along the path that is shown to us by the guru. Do we need the guru after that or do we let him go?

    Dadashri: No, you need him until the very end.

    Questioner: Why do we need him afterwards?

    Dadashri: Because you have brakes on your car, you don’t have accidents. Should you take out the brakes?

    Questioner: What is the need of hanging on to him once he shows us the way?

    Dadashri: You will need a guru until the very end. The guru needs his own guru. When do we need schoolteachers? Don’t you need them when you wish to become educated? And what if you do not want to study? If you do not want to benefit from anything then there is no point in making someone your guru, but if you wish to benefit,