Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Sayings on True Teacher or Guru

He alone is the true teacher who is illumined by the light of true knowledge.

When the jar is full, it does not make a noise anymore. So the man of realization too does not talk much. But what then about Narada and others? Yes, Narada, Sukadeva and a few others like them came down several steps after the attainment of Samadhi, and out of mercy and love they taught mankind.

Rain water falling upon the roof of a house flows down to the ground through sprouts shaped grotesquely like a tiger’s head. One gets the impression that the water comes from the tiger’s mouth, but in reality it descends from the sky. In the same way the holy teachings that come from the mouths of godly men seem to be uttered by those men themselves, while in reality they proceed from God.

Bees come of themselves to the full-blown flower when the breeze wafts its fragrance all around. Ants come of themselves to the spot where sweets are placed. No one needs to invite the bee or the ant. So when a man becomes pure and perfect, the sweet influence of his character spreads everywhere, and all who seek the Truth are naturally drawn towards him. He need not go in search of an audience to listen to him.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Today is the birthday of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa – Ramakrishna Jayanti.