Wednesday, 13 January 2010

You are your guru - Truth is your core.

Free people require no leader,
and Tao has nothing to lose;
A leader makes fear to interfere with here,
people you know what to choose.


Rizal Affif said...

Free people are leader of themselves, eh?

Maybe, to me external guru is partner, or inspiration; rather than a leader to follow :D

Great post :)

Doug McMillan said...

Yes, another great post.

In my experience there is no individual who is Guru, for as indicated here, Guru is a realizable state of Being/Tao.
The individual may realise the state of being that is 'Guru', but he is still just a man; a self-realized man none the less!

The Guru may appear externally as a self-realised wo/man, but is there only to be by-passed as quickly as possible.

Freedom is an internal state of being; one could say that freedom/liberation is Guru.

I am my own Guru, therefore I no longer look to another, but at one time I looked to the external Master/Guru for guidance :)

Shinzen said...

Yes...we must abandon hope of 'outside' salvation...knowing there is no outside/inside...just the truth of you reading these words right now.