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Guru is not a person. A Guru is a certain space, a certain energy – Sadhguru



The problem is that there are so many people in the world today who are just out there to provide solace to people. People seek solace, so solace is being offered. Do not call those who offer you solace or psychological comfort a Guru, because they only take you deeper into your ignorance. Anybody who encourages and sustains your limitations or tries to make you feel comfortable is definitely not your Guru.

A Guru is somebody who threatens you and destroys you the way you are, so that you can become the way the Creator intended you to be. If you are very comfortable sitting with your Guru, he is not your Guru, because he is only supporting your limitations, not threatening them. If you feel threatened when you sit with him, if who you are becomes so insufficient in his presence, if who you are trembles in his presence, then he is your Guru. If in his presence, you don’t know what to do, but still everything happens, then he is definitely your Guru.

Now, you don’t seek or choose a Guru. You create a deep longing to know and a Guru will come to you. What you call as Guru will happen to you because a Guru is not a person. A Guru is a certain space, a certain energy; it can only happen to you. It is not somebody you meet. It is not somebody you shake hands with, it is not somebody you bow down to. It is not somebody to whom you go and beg for this or that. When that space or that energy which you refer to as Guru happens to you, it will overwhelm you. It will destroy you the way you are, so that you will become unbounded. You will become the way the Creator intended you to be.
– Sadhguru

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