California, USA — November 16th, 2012
Who, or what, is guru?
Since I haven't written anything new for some time now (sorry), I thought I'd post a few links to some of my earlier blogs, chronicling my understanding (such as it is) of just who, or what, is guru...
When Srila Gurudeva was leaving Russia in 2006, he said, "I am always with my disciples." How should we understand this?
—Originally published on December 6th, 2006
Correspondence addressing readers' questions and concerns about the "Who is guru?" blog written in December 2006.
—Originally published on January 7th, 2011
More correspondence answering readers' questions related to the "Who is guru?" blog published in December 2006.
—Originally published on January 10th, 2011
Even more correspondence related to the "Who is guru?" blog published on Srila Gurudeva's Vyasa Puja in December 2006.
—Originally published on January 21st, 2011
Srila Guru Maharaj's broad conception of guru: we must be able to detect our guru's advice when we find it in another.
—Originally published on January 14th, 2011
Srila Sridhar Maharaj's answer to: "Does guru keep returning to this material world until all his disciples are liberated?
—Originally published on December 31st, 2006
Why does Srila Sridhar Maharaj say 'chance contingency'? Is this redundant or deliberate? What is its significance, if any?
—Originally published on January 21st, 2007
Why do we refer to these days (the anniversary of the death of all our great Vaishnava acharyas) as "disappearance" days?
—Originally published on August 12th, 2007
Probing questions when Srila Gurudeva is too ill to attend his own Vyasa Puja, but the biggest question is personal.
—Originally published on December 14th, 2008
On this tragic day, Srila Gurudeva's explanation of samadhi helps us to understand how he will always be living with us.
—Originally published on March 27th, 2010
The relief that we get from remembering Srila Gurudeva's pastimes is spiritual rather than emotional or psychological.
—Originally published on April 3rd, 2010
Now that Srila Gurudeva has departed, who will "lock the gate" on my innumerable shortcomings and deficiencies?
—Originally published on December 23rd, 2010
Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj's Sri Guru and His Grace (PDF) is essential for understanding the universal conception of guru and learning how to recognize a genuine guru. Every aspiring disciple should read this treasury — first compiled and published in 1983 by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj at the Guardian of Devotion Press in San Jose — over and over again.
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