THE ROLE OF THE GURU OR TEACHER - PART 3


Remember, to know Yourself, return to the silence before words.


Surrender to the Guru.....why exteriorize? Surrender to your own self, of which everything is an expression. 


Self-surrender is the surrender of all self-concern. It cannot be done, it happens when you realize your true nature. Verbal self-surrender, even when accompanied by feeling, is of little value and breaks down under stress. At best it shows an aspiration, not an actual fact. 


When there is total surrender, complete relinquishment of all concern with one’s past, present, and future, with one’s physical and spiritual security and standing, a new life dawns, full of love and beauty; then the Guru is not important, for the disciple has broken the shell of self-defence. Complete self-surrender by itself is liberation.


 –       Nisargadatta Maharaj


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