What is a Guru?

What is a Guru?

A Guru is an accomplished spiritual teacher – the manifestation of the power of the Divine.  A Guru serves as bridge to your innate spiritual wisdom and ultimately to the wholeness and Divinity that is your true human nature.

Aghor teaches that the Guru is none other than our own higher Self.  However, at the beginning of our spiritual journey, when we cannot recognize the nameless, formless Guru within, it is helpful to have a guide who has successfully walked the path we are trying to walk.  If we are attentive, receptive, and make an effort to understand the Guru’s guidance correctly, a true Guru can lead us to direct awareness and self-identity with our inner Guru. The one in whom we establish the seat of the Guru, for us, becomes an outer reflection of our own inner light. As we continue to cultivate love, respect and trust for our Guru, the awareness of these and other virtues within us increase and helps us move closer to our innate, Self-realized nature.

Babaji - What is a guru?

Baba Harihar Ramji

Baba Harihar Ramji, affectionately known as “Babaji,” is the spiritual teacher (Guru) in residence at Sonoma Ashram. He is a monk in the Aghor tradition of India, a role model and spiritual beacon for anyone seeking inspiration and guidance. He radiates love and embodies living with purpose.


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