Spiritual Masters

To learn anything well—in any field of knowledge—it helps to have a good teacher. It's just as true for spiritual life as it is for tennis, piano, physics, or auto repair. This is why all sincere spiritual seekers eventually try to find a guru, or spiritual master.

What are the qualifications of a genuine guru? Why is finding one so important?

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“I am not God; I cannot eat all this. Distribute it. . .” One of the Krishna consciousness society's spiritual leaders tells how he first met his guru.

—a piece of advice that none of us can afford to ignore.

Can’t I figure everything out myself? What do I need a guru for? Can’t I just read a book and learn that way?

"On the one hand, how could anyone be so stupid as to fall for such crass hucksterism? On the other hand, they sure could. . ."