If I am a perfect disciple, then it is possible that the first person I meet may become my Guru.
He may be a tramp, or it may not even be a human being, it may be an animal.
It may be a tree or a plant or it may be a natural phenomenon.
So if I am an ardent disciple, an ardent seeker, then it is possible for me to reach enlightenment with the help of human and non-human beings, because I have trained myself in non-verbal communication.
When is this non-verbal communication possible?
Only when I have learned to remain absolutely silent within myself.
When I have trained myself in such a way that I am able to enter into this inner silence, then it is possible that even a stone might teach me, even a stone might become my Guru.
Sri Swami Venkatesananda
To be continued ....