A Spiritual Master (Gnani Purush) is different from a Guru. He is the one who helps people towards attaining the ultimate goal of human life– the attainment of liberation and hence freedom from the endless cycle of birth and rebirth.

One such Spiritual Master Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan, the founder of Spiritual science called Akram Vignan explains, “There is a big difference between the Gnani Purush and the Guru! The Guru is always for the worldly life. Without a Gnani Purush, there is no liberation. The guru takes us further in the worldly life and he makes us just the way He is. Other than this, He cannot give you anything more. And liberation is what the Gnani Purush gives. Therefore, you need a Guru for the worldly interaction, but for liberation, you need the Gnani Purush. You need them both.”

The characteristics of a true Spiritual Master:

•A true spiritual Master is an enlightened being who has the true knowledge of who He really is and has awareness of His true Soul that is separate from the body.
•Such a Master is gifted with the ability to bestow enlightenment upon people, which helps them to realise their true Self.
•The sole purpose of an enlightened being is to save the world and help, as many people as possible gain Self-awareness.
•He has no concern for worldly life or any need for worldly possessions.
•He is completely detached from the world and as such is the personification of an egoless Self.
•He has a flawless vision due to this He can remain free from anger, pride, deceit or greed hence He perceives everyone as faultless and every circumstance as a scientific circumstantial evidence.
•As such, His conduct does not hurt any being by thought, speech or deed.

The earth is blessed with such a true spiritual Master every few thousand years. If you are fortunate enough to meet a true spiritual Master do not hesitate to ask for enlightenment!

Following the realization of your true Self, you will be immediately free from the bondage of karma – good and bad - that binds you for endless lives to come. After gaining Self-realization, you will experience an inner permanent bliss and your path towards liberation will be assured.

Fortunate are the people who have the opportunity to come across a Guru in their life who can assist them with their worldly problems. Gurus provide useful spiritual guidance, which helps people in this tumultuous world. They preach how to conduct ourselves so that one can do good and minimise worldly troubles. Such teaching helps bind merit karma (good deeds) and ensures a better life.

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Author's Bio: 

Ambalal M. Patel was a civil contractor by profession. In June 1958, spontaneous Self-Realization occurred within Ambalal M. Patel. From this point on, Ambalal became a Gnani Purush, and the Lord that manifest within him became known as Dada Bhagwan. A Gnani Purush is One who has realized the Self and is able help others do the same. Param Pujya Dada Bhagwan used to go from town to town and country-to-country to give satsang (spiritual discourse) and impart the knowledge of the Self, as well as knowledge of harmonious worldly interactions to everyone who came to meet him. This spiritual science, known as Akram Vignan, is the step-less path to Self-realization