November 16, 2020
Ask Deepak

Finding a Guru.

Quote.

When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

Question:

Dear Dr. Chopra, I’ve been practicing meditating for nearly one year and have wanted to be a disciple of a teacher who is now dead. However I heard that people need to find a guru that is physically alive. How can we find our guru? and is it necessary for enlightenment?

Response:

There have been individuals in the past who have attained enlightenment without a teacher, but for most of us, having a spiritual guide who has traveled the path and can show us way will make the journey much quicker and easier. As for whether the guru needs to be alive – well, it certainly makes communication and clearing up doubts much easier when the teacher can be asked directly. But some teachers laid out their knowledge in such a comprehensive way so as to guide the aspirant without them being dependent upon the physical presence of the teacher for their enlightenment. Finding your teacher is easy; follow your heart and your desire to know your true self, and the appropriate teacher or teaching will be there.

Love,

Deepak

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