Buddha: - There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way...
The word Brahman means ultimate truth or reality which cannot be indicated by any word. The Brahman can be expressed through silence, because it is beyond the experience form, time and space. . Therefore, the word Brahma in the clearly stands for the essence of the three states, which is consciousness only. The final use of pursuit of truth is to know that Self is the consciousness.
Until and unless one overcomes physical shackle it is impossible to understand and assimilate the nondual truth, which is beyond the physical existence or the universe. The Consciousness itself is Lord of
itself though not of the
universe. And having nothing it has all.
Seeker of truth has to take the direct path and avoid losing precious time and effort losing himself in philosophical studies.
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.
It becomes difficult for the orthodox cult to accept anything else as truth other than their accepted belief, which they hold as truth. Although all religious followers are participants alike in the spiritual