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« on: Dec 15, 2015 01:10 pm »

Not to digress too much, but the Guru is really in the end God himself? Maybe that's where the requirement differences come in.

As far as I know the guru is the middleman, the intermediary between God and the disciple. So it is incorrect to identify the guru with God.

Mrinalini Ma said the Guru is God himself. Is that not what Christ said? When you have seen me you have seen the father.

We may talk about that in different ways. In everyday speech I think it may be legitimate to say so.

In rigorous philosophical talk, God is one entity, different from the individualized soul.

Drawing from Yogananda's talks: the wave is not the ocean. The wave is part of the ocean but the single wave cannot be identified with the whole vast ocean.

In scientific terms: the sea wave is a perturbation in the water mass of the ocean, it is made up of the same marine water but it is not the ocean, it is a limited part of the ocean whose water particles are being displaced in periodic fashion.



Now, does a Guru, if being a completely liberated soul retain his wave-like individuality: according to Yogananda yes, so it is not rigorous to say that he is God, he is identified with God as an ocean wave can be identified with the ocean, although remaining separate concepts and entitites.

If the Guru did not attain total liberation, then I daresay the above issue is moot, since there is not even identification with God, the individual and the cosmic soul remain separate from the residual layers of MAya.
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