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Is it possible to have two Gurus at once?

Are there any scritptural references to such situation ? What is the recommended course of action if there is an official Guru and other spiritual master is in contact for some reasons?
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What are Shishya Dharma (duties)?

What are the set of rules laid for a shishya? What are his duties towards guru mandal in particular? And what are the dos and don'ts for him as a upasaka in general? What Sadachara must a upasaka ...
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How to prepare oneself for the grace of Guru?

It is said that once the student is ready the Guru will appear before him, but my question is what are the basic steps a person (wanting to be a student seeking a true guru) should follow in order to ...
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Guru Shishya relationship

In Shiva Sutra, Lord Shiva says: गुरुरुपायः || "The Guru who has attained Self-realization can alone help the aspirant in acquiring it." So Guru is important for any seeker who is in the ...
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Is Guru-Shishya relation carry forward across multiple births? [duplicate]

Rebirth, a major tenet of Hinduism, is when the soul, which is seen as eternal and part of a spiritual realm, returns to the physical realm in a new body. There are multiple mentions of rebirth in ...
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Should śiṣya (disciple) blindly believe whatever the guru says? How should he resolve his cognitive dissonance?

E.g., the guru says Earth is the center of the Solar System, or that Earth is flat or that aliens have been regularly visiting the Earth, etc., but the śiṣya (disciple) with a scientific temper knows ...
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