What Happens When You Meet a Genuine Guru?
Shri Ramakant Maharaj - Successor to Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Thiry five years after the passing of his Master, Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj, it is our good fortune to have a living, Self-Realized Master in the form of Shri Ramakant Maharaj in our midst. Who would have thought there would be a successor to Nisargadatta Maharaj! For a whole generation, Neo-Advaitin Non-duality is all that many seekers have known, and misguidedly taken to be the whole truth. Not for much longer, however, now that Shri Ramakant has emerged and raised the bar.
met his Master, Shri Nisargadatta, in 1962 and remained in close
proximity till 1981. Shri Ramakant's teachings published in Selfless
Self: Talks with Shri Ramakant Maharaj are
powerful, direct, transforming,
unprecedented in its
simplicity. He is a
unique Teacher in the world today, in that he shares Ultimate Truth
spontaneously from Source. Unlike so many other contemporary
teachers, who talk and talk endlessly from the mind and intellect,
what Maharaj calls "body-knowledge”, or second-hand knowledge,
Shri Ramakant speaks from Thoughtless Reality. This authentic Guru is
liberated from the confines of the body-mind and is walking, talking
Ultimate Reality. His teachings are revolutionary. He never waivers
from his absolute stance, dismissing all concepts on the way, and
guiding seekers to Reality prior to the body-form.
The Guru is not a person, he is the impersonal, unmanifest Absolute in manifest form. So, what does this really mean? Being in the Presence of the Guru is indeed a rare and wonderful opportunity because when you meet the Guru, you meet yourself. He acts as a mirror in which you can see your true nature. The Guru's transparency enables you to see your Reality clearly, in full light.
Guru brings you into the spaceless, thoughtless, timeless realm.
Within this spontaneous merging, the melting process of the illusory
individual begins. He assists you on your journey back Home,
hammering at the illusory layers, until everything dissolves
completely and Oneness is revealed. Something Onederful definitely happens
when you meet a genuine Guru.
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