अज गुरू की छाया पड़े, सद्गुरू पद अधिकार |
विद्या पढ़ गुरू नहिं बने, महा कठिन व्यवहार || स्वर्वेद 5.13.42
Aja gurū kī chāyā paṛē, sadgurū pada adhikāra |
Vidyā paṛha gurū nahiṁ banē, mahā kaṭhina vyavahāra || – swarved 5.13.42
Eternal Master manifests in human form to bless a most pious soul as his successor. He passes on his energy and wisdom to make one into a complete Sadguru after which the stream of Sadguru energy flows from the Eternal Sadguru to the world through such Sadguru. Nobody can proclaim himself a Sadguru by dint of his vast erudition or knowledge of scriptures. Swayam Sidh Sadguru, Abhyas Sidh Sadguru or Paramapara Sadguru are thus made by the Eternal Sadguru himself.
How can one recognize a True Sadguru?
शुद्ध हँस वहि शक्ति सम्बन्धा |
खींचे निज दिशि समझ न अन्धा ||स्वर्वेद 22.214.171.124
सद्गुरू दिशि सुषमन क्रिय जावे |
घुमतहिं साधक आगे आवे || स्वर्वेद 126.96.36.199
Śud’dha ham̐sa vahi śakti sambandhā |
Khīn̄cē nija diśi samajha na andhā || Swarved 188.8.131.52
Sadgurū diśi suṣamana kriya jāvē |
Ghumatahiṁ sādhaka āgē āvē || Swarved 184.108.40.206
SADGURU HAS A UNIQUE POWER TO PULL PRACTITIONER TOWARDS HIM
When a pure Soul having a flow of its consciousness in Sushmana (a secret nerve) meditates in front of true Sadguru, it experiences a very strong pulling force from Him. Upon sadguru changing his side, practitioner in meditation would drift unknowingly towards Sadguru’s front giving proof to an invisible force working between them.
Those having not attained such deeper state of meditation would be blind of any such pull from Sadguru and would not be able to understand if there is any such power working between Sadguru and the pure being
It would be for everyone to see how pure devotees scattered in various directions start drifting towards the Sadguru when they get into deeper state of meditation.
It is through this pulling force that the Sadguru is able to guide the consciousness of the Soul inward in the journey of meditation from controlling the mind to the union with God