How to Find Your Guru? | Sadhguru

  • Published: 11 February 2013
  • Sadhguru tells us that only one who is seeking liberation should seek a Guru. If one is seeking solace, there is no need to seek a Guru. Sadhguru then tells us how one experiences a Guru's presence.

    Sadhguru Talks @ Sathsang, Goa, Sep 2003


    Questioner: For spiritual life, whether one has to search for a Sadhguru or it happens? Sadhguru: Where will you search and how will you know who is Sadhguru and who is not Sadhguru? You have no way to judge, isn't it? So, how do I seek something? You just seek. You simply seek, ‘I want to know.’ The more you become ‘I do not know’ the deeper your seeking is, isn't it? Seeking does not mean seeking something. Seeking means seeking that which you do not know. If you have to seek, you should not make any assumptions. Isn't it so? You already made an assumption, ‘God is sitting up in the heaven, I am seeking him’ this is not seeking, this is just hallucination. Seeking means simply seeking. Seeking is possible only when a deep ‘I do not know’ has happened within you. If a vacuum of ‘I do not know’ happens within you, Sadhguru will happen to you, you don’t have to search because you don’t know how to search. If you search with your intellect, naturally you will search for that kind of person with whom you’re most comfortable, isn't it?

    See, if you seek a friend, what kind of friend do you seek? Do you seek a friend who punctures your ego every day? You seek a friend who nourishes your ego every day, isn't it? Yes or no? If somebody punctures your ego, he becomes your enemy, isn't it? So, even if you seek a guru, you will only seek with this context. And that kind of guru who comforts you is no good to you. There is nothing spiritual about giving solace to people. It is just a psychological comfort which your family can offer, which your dog can offer. Dog is good solace for you, isn't it? Yes or no? You have pets at home? They can be a great source of solace for you. Isn't it so? You need…don’t need a God for solace. You seek the beyond not for solace but for liberation, to become free from everything that you are right now. So, if you are seeking a guru for solace, there are many. If you are seeking a guru for liberation, then if you sit with him you feel threatened, you want to run away from him but at the same time, you don’t want to leave him for a moment.

    If you constantly feel threatened by him, at the same time you want to be with him, that means he’s a good guru for you. If you are very comfortable with him, he is a no good guru for you. You must be constantly uncomfortable with him; at the same time, you long to be with him, that is a good prescription for you.

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Comments • 13

  • Mani Palle
    Mani Palle  10 months back

    Hi Sadhguru, I want to become your disciple. Would you accept me as your student?

    • cali luv
      cali luv  2 years back

      What does it mean when you see a eye lookin at you ?

      • Parshu Ram
        Parshu Ram  2 years back

        thank you gurudeva.

        • Harry Chitapu
          Harry Chitapu  2 years back

          I LOVE YOGA!

          • Srinivasan Salem
            Srinivasan Salem  2 years back

            Our gurus always address, instead of country they raised from.

            • J MarsMc
              J MarsMc  2 years back


              • Joella Miller
                Joella Miller  3 years back

                Lol if you have noone then no worries right?

                • Freestyle soccer
                  Freestyle soccer  4 years back

                  ye.its not is belief

                  • simran sandhu
                    simran sandhu  4 years back

                    thanks satguru .. u clear my mind to find a gud guru .. i always have that question in my mind that what kind of guru gud for me ...

                    • sandhyaraj pg
                      sandhyaraj pg  4 years back

                      so much clarity, grateful Sadhguru fantastic wisdom

                      • dinakajtaz
                        dinakajtaz  4 years back

                        Thanks you make me feel better .

                        • Brahmachari Chirag
                          Brahmachari Chirag  6 years back

                          Thanks a lot for this video... I got more clarity after watching this video... Thanks :)

                          • Hijinxx
                            Hijinxx  7 years back

                            I feel exactly the same .