There is no need of a Guru to know that you and your Guru and the world in which you exist are created out of a single stuff and that single stuff is the Soul, which is present in the form of the consciousness. Knowledge of that single stuff is the self-knowledge of Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana. Gnana is given neither from outside nor from another person. There is no need to follow anyone. There is no need to practice anything. A perfect understanding and assimilation of ‘what is what’, leads to the realization of the truth, which is beyond the form, time, and space.
Sage Sri, Sankara says:~ “On Gnani wears no signs. Gives up the insignia of a monk's life…his signs are not manifesting, nor his behavior." When the knower of Brahman wears no signs -- it means A Gnani does not identify himself as a swami, Guru or yogi.
The one who identifies himself as Swami, Guru or Yogi is not a Gnani. A Gnani never identifies himself as a swami, Guru, pundit or yogi. Swami, Guru, Pundit or Yogi belongs to the religious and yogic path. The religious and yogic path are not the Atmic path.
~ if you are searching for truth then why you are struggling to get a Guru when sage Sankara says a Gnani wears no signs whereas the Gurus and yogis are identifying themselves with the symbols. Why waste time indulging in glorifying and worshipping the Gurus, which is meant for the ignorant populace.
Sage Sankara says: ~ there is no need to study the Scriptures, in order to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman
~ Then why you indulge in studying the scriptures.
Sage Sankara says: ~ there is no need to study philosophy, in order to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman
~then why you indulge in studying the philosophy.
Sage Sankara says: ~ there is no need to indulge rituals, in order to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman
~then why you indulge in rituals.
Sage Sankara says: ~ there is no need to indulge yoga, in order to realize the ultimate truth or Brahman
~then why you indulge in yoga.
Sage Sri, Sankara says the transparent Truth of the Self, which is hidden by the illusion, is to be attained through the instructions of a knower of Brahman, (Gnani)
~ then why you are sticking a Guru who is not a Gnani.
Sage Sri, Sankara says: ~ “The exercise in discrimination between real and unreal and renunciation of the false is real meditation, then why you are indulging in another type of meditation.
Yoga Vasistha says: ~ Self-knowledge or knowledge of truth is not had by resorting to a Guru (preceptor) nor by the study of scripture, nor by good works: it is attained only by means of enquiry inspired by the company of wise (Gnani). One’s inner light alone is the means, naught else. When this inner light is kept alive, it is not affected by the darkness of inertia.
There is no need to condemn Gurus, but there is need highlight how they become an obstacle in realizing the ultimate truth or Brahman.
Swami Vivekananda said: ~ “You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher, but your own Soul.”
The Guru is useless so long as the ultimate truth is unknown, and Guru is equally useless when the ultimate truth or Brahman has already been known.
A Guru is needed in religious and the yogic path. There is no need of a Guru in to acquire Self-knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana.