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The start of the disciple’s journey

For the longest time I had always imagined that the only reason one goes to a Guru is because one is unable to deal any longer with the blows Life has meted out to you. The blows can be various: … Continue reading

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The Guru-Disciple Relationship — Part-4

That human relationships are complicated would be a huge understatement. They are much more than just complicated, they are often dark, murky, and messed up. Who of us has not experienced the sheer frustration and despair of not having our … Continue reading

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The Guru-Disciple Relationship — Part 3

The Role of a Guru A friend of mine who is a psychotherapist working in France asked me about my research regarding the Guru-disciple relationship. I gave him a short summary about what all I had done. Interestingly, though the … Continue reading

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The Guru-Disciple Relationship — Part 2

The definition of a Guru A few years back I came across an article by Joel D. Mlecko titled, “The Guru in Hindu tradition.” The article traces the significance of the Guru-disciple relationship from the Vedic era up to the … Continue reading

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The Guru Disciple Relationship — Part 1

One of the earliest memories I have of the term “Guru” is that of dancing as a ten year old to the following Sanskrit shloka, “Gurur brahmaa gurur vishnuh gurur devo maheshvarah gurur saakshaat parabrahma tasmai shree gurave namah.” Of course … Continue reading

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