What is Guru?
According to the ancient scriptures, a person with very specific qualities only is entitled to the position of Guru.
In religious scriptures glories of Guru has been sung immensely. The position of Guru has been accepted as higher than GOD.
The followers of ‘Vedant’ religion whom the world nowadays calls 'Hindu', give a huge importance to Guru-disciple tradition. Because of this some clever people have taken monopoly over the title of Guru.
The child born in a particular class is Guru by birth. The extent of misuse of religion and the title of Guru that is happening in this age has never happened before. There is flood of Gurus in the market. The relationship of Guru and disciple is purely monetary based in this age.
The Guru of today becomes the Guru of the entire family on his own. This is breeding financial oppression therefore it is very important to think deeply in this relation. The glories sung in our scriptures about the title of Guru cannot be wrong so why is this title going through such a deplorable condition? We should try to find what is Guru in reality? The scriptures haven’t sung the glories of Guru just like that.
Kabira Dhara agam ki sadguru diyo lakhaya Ulat tahi padhiye sada, Swami sang lagai.— Saint Kabir while praising Guru.
Guru Govind dou khade kake lagu pai Balihari Guru apno jin Govind diyo milay
Such an enlightened Guru after completing his tasks in the physical world when reaches the last stages of his life gets the divine vision. He can see unlimited past and future. Because of this, seated at one place he is able to find the suitable person whom he can hand over the title of Guru before leaving the physical world.
Money doesn’t have prime value in the spiritual world. This is a world of faith, trust, kindness, love and surrender. One gets a true spiritual master by good fortune & human effort doesn’t play much role in this.