Guru is the medium from Ignorance to Self-awareness. Guru is the embodiment of the highest consciousness.
EGO is the circle of awareness with “I” as a centre and with a finite radius.
When Radius changes from finite to Infinity, EGO disappears into the Unbounded Awareness. ENLIGHTENMENT is going beyond the Ego.Beyond Ego is the state where Ego cease to exist and only Awareness remains. Ego is the ignorant state of the consciousness whereas Enlightenment is the awaken state of the consciousness. Identification of the self with body, mind and memory is EGO caused by Ignorance. Self realisation or enlightenment is the state of being aware about the self as the non-dual existence beyond anything and the cause of Everything.
Between EGO and Enlightenment or Egoless-ness, Dharma is needed as a direction. Once Enlightened, whatever is done out of Egoless-ness becomes the Dharma. Hence Dharma is the expression of the enlightened consciousness.
Dharma cannot be created nor it can be destroyed, it can only be expressed in new names and forms through Enlightened beings. The core of Dharma is Spirituality. Action done at physical level along Dharma raises the awareness at spiritual level. Dharma is the direction ,Enlightenment is the destination.Those who understand the core of Dharma don’t get confused by the cover of the Dharma. Dharma is the path from Ego to the Enlightenment. Enlightenment is the goal, Dharma is the way to it.
Enlightenment is the Goal, Dharma is the way shown by Guru (Enlightened consciousness).
Guru is needed to decrypt the Gyan. Without Guru even A, B, C, D… are only in books not in the awareness.
Guru is needed to decrypt the highest Gyan. Guru is the compiler and decoder of Vedas….
Even if all scriptures gets destroyed and Guru is present, the scriptures can be revived. Whereas if all scriptures are present and Guru is not present then scriptures can’t be decoded. Guru is the embodiment of the highest consciousness level. Guru is the end of Becoming, Proving and Achieving . Guru is the one who don’t try to prove himself/herself God rather help others improve towards Godliness.
Only the highest Consciousness can decode the highest Gyan and make the seekers understand it’s meaning.
For example: Whatever Krishna said to Arjuna through Geeta Gyan is already present in Upnishad and Vedas but it is only through Krishna, Arjuna attained the Gyan.Krishna acted as the Guru for Arjuna and decoded the highest Gyan. Guru is the reservoir of Vedas or Gyan.
Without Guru , Granth is meaningless. Guru brings life to Granth. GURU is the summation of Vedas. If one truly knows the Guru, one knows the highest Gyan. And if one studied all Vedas and not Guru then all knowledge is just memory or concept not Awareness.
Attainment of Guru is the Attainment of the GOD or the completeness.
गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु र्गरुर्देवो महेश्वर, गरुँ साक्षात परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः||
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