On the Kundalini Yoga path, our ultimate guru is our connection with the Divine, the inner guidance that we get from being tuned into the 'cosmic' channel and our soul.
Yogi Bhajan did not set himself up to be this 'guru' because he was not that. He was a teacher who offered us technology so that we could awaken to this experience ourselves.
'Guru' in terms of the 10 Sikh Gurus are humans who serve as examples of the consciousness that we can achieve.
Then the tenth Guru Gobind Singh said - no more bowing to other humans -- here is a compilation of writing of humans who have achieved higher consciousness -- The Siri Guru Granth Sahib.
When you read it you can get connected, so it can be your 'Guru.'
There are other holy books that are also 'Gurus.'
Choose a mantra and make it your guru.
And as far as Yogi Bhajan giving some of us the name Guru -- we have to do our best to inspire others to connect with their own inner guru.
Guru Rattana :+)
Then you tell us :+)
Sat nam friends,
I've been pondering a question lately that I'd like some help with, especially from the wise elders of this community. In this wonderful path of Kundalini Yoga (that I've been practicing and teaching since 1999), what is the role of a guru? My understanding is that Yogi Bhajan talked about himself only as a teacher (and even seemed to talk about Sant Hazara Singh as a teacher, not a guru). What is the difference, because I tend to think Yogi Bhajan was of that level of understanding that he could be a guru? Do we eschew gurus on this path, at least in human form? Do we instead consider our guru to be the 10 Sikh Gurus (Guru Ram Das, etc.)? The Siri Guru Granth Sahib?
On a related note, who was Sant Hazara Singh's Guru? Because I think I met him yesterday!
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