GURU AND DISCIPLE

What is a Guru?
A Guru is he who devours
The ignorance-sea of his disciple.
What is a disciple?
A disciple is he who swims
In the wisdom-sea of his Guru.
What is a Guru?
A Guru is he who finds himself
In the soul of his disciple.
What is a disciple?
A disciple is he who loses himself
In the heart of his Guru.

Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, Part 10, Agni Press, 1974.
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MR. GURU AND MR. DISCIPLE

Mr. Guru,
You say
You have realised God.
Can you prove it?

Mr. disciple,
You feel
You are not another God.
Can you prove it?

Yes I can, Mr. Guru.
My ignorance-sea
Before you
Is my unmistakable proof.

I too can prove, Mr. disciple.
My love-compassion-sky
For you
Is my undeniable proof.

Sri Chinmoy, The Goal Is Won, Agni Press, 1974.
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A REAL GURU

Who is a real Guru?
A real Guru is he
Who does not call you stupid,
Undivine and useless.
A real Guru is he who says:
“You have knowledge,
But you need more knowledge.
Try, you certainly can!”
A real Guru is he who says:
“You are divine,
But you can be more divine.
Try, you certainly can!”
A real Guru is he who says:
“You are useful,
Infinitely more useful
Than you ever can imagine.
But you can be more useful.
Try, you certainly can!”
A real Guru is he who says:
“You are God’s chosen instrument.
You are useful,
You are fruitful,
You are indispensable
To the divine Vision of God.”

Sri Chinmoy, The Golden Boat, Part 10, Agni Press, 1974.
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Everybody has his own beloved.
In my case, my Beloved
Is my Eternity’s Guru:
My Supreme.

Sri Chinmoy, Seventy-Seven Thousand Service-Trees, Part 14, Agni Press, 1999.