Guru—Disciple : 8.
That is the sequence.
First I must realise my inadequacy,
and then I must look for someone who will dispel the doubts in my heart,
who will show me the inner light,
who will enable me to attain self-knowledge.
The person or the event, or the thing,
or the object that enables you to attain self-knowledge,
is the Guru.
If it has not taken place,
Don’t declare :-
"You are my Guru, I am your disciple."
It leads to unnecessary complications.
That is the most important thing to remember.
Until then go on learning.
Sri Swami Venkatesananda
To be continued ....