Sunday, August 19, 2012

Kabir's definition of "Satguru" - It's not just "True Guru"

It dawned on me today, that "Satguru" or the "true guru" is not necessarily just the guru that is true, but the guru that shows truth.  The better definition of "satguru" then is not "True Guru" but the "Guru of Truth."  This is how Kabir explains it:
He is the real Sadhu, who can reveal the form of the Formless to the vision of these eyes;
Who teaches the simple way of attaining Him, that is other than rites or ceremonies;
Who does not make you close the doors, and hold the breath, and renounce the world;
Who makes you perceive the Supreme Spirit wherever the mind attaches itself;
Who teaches you to be still in the midst of all your activities.
Ever immersed in bliss, having no fear in his mind, he keeps the spirit of union in the midst of all enjoyments.
The infinite dwelling of the Infinite Being is everywhere: in earth, water, sky, and air;
Firm as the thunderbolt, the seat of the seeker is established above the void.
He who is within is without: I see Him and none else.