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From the Kularvava Tantra

 

Difficult to obtain is the Guru who pleased,
gifts to you in the fraction of a second, the
wealth of liberation, taking you across the ocean
of Samsara.


Difficult to obtain is the godly Guru who
gives to the disciple his own capacity in a
moment without any ceremony or effort; who

gives instruction in knowledge which instantly
promotes faith, is easy and gives happiness of
the Self.


He is the Guru who goes on giving knowledge
with facility, without strenuous practice
and the like, as one moves from island to island.


Difficult to obtain is the Guru whose mere
instruction gives rise to knowledge, even as food
gives instant contentment to the hungry.


Many are the Gurus like lamps in house and
house; but rare is the Guru who lights up all
like the sun.


Many are the Gurus who are proficient to the
utmost in Vedas, and Sastras; but rare is the
Guru who has attained to the supreme Truth.
Many are the Gurus on earth who give what
is other than the Self; but rare is the Guru in
the worlds who brings to light the Atman.


Many are the Gurus who know petty
mantras, medicaments; but rare is the Guru
who knows the Mantras handed down by the
Nigama, Agama and Sastra.


Many are the Gurus who rob the disciple of
his wealth; but rare is the Guru who removes
the afflictions of the disciple.


Many are they who are given to the discipline
and conduct according to varna (class),
asrama (stage) and kula (family); but he who is
devoid of all volition is the Guru rare to find.


He is the Guru by whose very contact there
flows the supreme Ananda; the intelligent
man shall choose such a one as the Guru and
no other.


By the mere sight of him whose intelligence
is active only till the advent of experience, one
attains liberation, there is no doubt of it.

 

Rare is the Guru who has eaten up Doubt
which has engulfed the three worlds with all
that is moving and unmoving.


As in the vicinity of fire the butter gets
melted, so in the proximity of the holy Guru all
sin dissolves


As lighted fire burns up all fuel - dry and
moist - so the glance of the Guru burns up in a
moment the sin of the disciple.


As a heap of cotton blown up by a great
storm scatters in all the ten directions, so the
heap of sins is driven away by the compassion
of the Guru.


As darkness is destroyed at the very sight of
the lamps, so is ignorance destroyed at the very
sight of the holy Guru.

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Rare are the students.

There are today and have been

real spiritual teachers on the earth

but they attracted few students

often sitting in largely empty halls or rooms.

Bodhidharma had one student,

and that was considered quite normal

lines of succession of one student and one teacher.

Perhaps we are deceived by the modern

flocks of thousands going to satsangs.

In the sands of a vast desert

lie a few precious pearls.

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17 minutes ago, rideforever said:

Rare are the students.

There are today and have been

real spiritual teachers on the earth

but they attracted few students

often sitting in largely empty halls or rooms.

Bodhidharma had one student,

and that was considered quite normal

lines of succession of one student and one teacher.

Perhaps we are deceived by the modern

flocks of thousands going to satsangs.

In the sands of a vast desert

lie a few precious pearls.

 

There are lot's of guru's out there that give good teachings. But rare to find one that can directly touch your being and by doing so change your state of realization.

 

I would also agree that in my experience it is rare to find someone open enough to work with such a guru.

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