The Guru Disciple Relationship. Musings from Ireland. Post 7.
All relationships stregnthen over time--often by weakening first. Some relationships start with fiery sparks and others with dull thuds, but with the appropriate amount of time, effort, and the intention to stay connected, they blossom into more
Relationships are like formations, each wave, each eruption, each external dynamic leaves an impression. Each impression develops character, personality, and webs. Each interaction bring familiarity. Familiarity gives way to awareness and realization. Realization builds trust. Trust is the basis of support and survival. Relationships are a loving tug of war--a sensible, non-transactional give and take
As I stood at the edge of the Giant's Causeway at the tip of Northern Ireland looking into the Atlantic Ocean, I realized that I was standing on a formation that had developed over 50,000 years of such a give and take. It was the perfect example of a relationship between stone, meteors, lava, water, and earthly elements and creatures. It reminded me of what my guru once said to me
Our relationship is not built merely on verbal or personal interactions, but a sense of give and take that is exchanged through actions, prayers, glances, and understanding. There will be a time that you will be sitting in front of me, I will not be able to speak to you or acknowledge you. At that time, remember that our relationship will be stronger than ever before, because we will be giving and taking through silent, deeper means. Know that you are not alone. Even in that silence, we are together. You are mine and I am yours
A true guru shares his presence in silence and profundity--unforgettable selfless love
A true disciple relishes his guru's presence through memories and lessons of love, through passed moments and unfelt distance, through seeming voids and unlikely causes.
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