APPROACHING THE GURU : 6.
Such was the trouble he took in those days to collect the inmates for the morning class, in spite of the fact that Ananda Kutir had not grown up then, and therefore we had to lodge at different buildings, not close at hand.
The inmates, then, had a keen desire to get their personalities moulded spiritually by Sri Swamiji Maharaj and they were all happy.
Now, too, if you all have a keen desire to surrender your individuality at the feet of the Guru, he will definitely come forward with his practical instructions.
Go to the Guru with a clean slate.
Have no idea of your own.
Let him write on it. Let him chalk out a plan for you.
Allow him to mould you into a spiritual genius.
This alone I consider as surrender unto the lotus feet of the Guru.
Go to the Mahatmas.
See who will guide you properly.
When once you have selected your Guru, stand by him always with unswerving faith and devotion.
Carry out all his instructions.
Never allow your individual imaginations and ideas to play.
This is the way to approach the Guru.
This is self-surrender.
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SRI SWAMI PARAMANANDA
To be continued ...