November 16, 2020
Ask Deepak

Finding a Guru.


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


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?


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.



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