Guru is your soul

When true enlightenment dawns, one need not require confirmation from anybody.

Published: 10th June 2013 08:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th June 2013 08:25 AM   |  A+A-


This process, which leads to the blossoming of Divinity within is described in detail in my discourse which has been brought out in the book - ‘Between You and Me Meditation Made Simple’.

Vijayakumar asked, “We have so many visions of the different Divine Forms of Divinity. How do we know whether an experience is just a hallucination, spiritual vision or ultimate enlightenment?”

Shri Nimishananda Guruji said, “When True Enlightenment dawns, you will not require a confirmation from anybody. Enlightenment is your own “True State”. It is completely natural to you. So you will recognise it immediately.

Let us say that you have seen your father in the morning at home before your leave the house on an errand. In the afternoon, if you meet him by chance in the store where you have gone to buy something, won’t you recognise him immediately as your father? You will not wait for somebody to come along and introduce you, before you talk to him !”

A visitor Kumar asked, “How many Gurus can a person have ?”

Shri Nimishananda Guruji said, “Only one. That Guru is your own Atman (Soul). The external Guru comes only to kindle the spark called the Soul within you into a Divine Flame.” Kumar said, “Pujya Guruji, please enlighten us about the symbolism of a few more traditional practices.”

Shri Nimishananda Guruji said, “What you have already heard is enough for today. Let me tell you a small story.

One day there was a millipede sheltering from the rain under a mushroom. A frog came along and asked the millipede, “I only have four legs. So I have no problem keeping track of what each leg is doing as I hop around. But you walk using all your thousand feet. Tell me something. I’m really curious to know this. Which of your feet do you put forward first when you walk ?”

Nobody had ever asked the millipede this question. Never in his life had he pondered over such a profound issue! As he began to walk, he got into such a muddle trying to find out which foot he moved first, that he soon gave up walking all together! So never pump in too much information at one time. It’s too confusing!“

Everybody laughed at this quaint story and understood the deep wisdom in it.


This article has been taken from the book Wisdom Through The Eyes of Shri Nimishananda by His Holiness Shri Shri Nimishananda Guruji

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