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Should śiṣya (disciple) blindly believe whatever the guru says? How should he resolve his cognitive dissonance?

One should worship the Guru as God. One should acknowledge the guru's instructions in all things spiritual. Gurus, however, are men and their knowledge of the physical world is limited to their own ...
Swami Vishwananda's user avatar
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Should śiṣya (disciple) blindly believe whatever the guru says? How should he resolve his cognitive dissonance?

No, there is no need to believe blindly in whatever the Guru said. Totapuri the Advaita Guru of Sri Ramakrishna taught him Jnana for 11 months and still Sri Ramakrishna did not give up Bhakti. ...
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Guru Shishya relationship

The question is how this bonding or relationship between a Guru and a Shishya is explained in Hinduism ? Sri Krishna says in BG तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया। उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञा...
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How to prepare oneself for the grace of Guru?

After an intense debate between Faith and Logic. HH Pramukh Swami concluded by saying, Use your brain/Logic until you find a true guru. Once you find Him, Put Your Mind aside and Have complete faith ...
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How to prepare oneself for the grace of Guru?

Following Yama and Niyama WILL BE a starting point for getting grace of the God/Guru. However, there will not be any fixed methodology for attaining the grace of the God/Guru. And, there will not be ...
Srimannarayana K V's user avatar
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Should śiṣya (disciple) blindly believe whatever the guru says? How should he resolve his cognitive dissonance?

Then Drona, addressed Ekalavya, saying, 'If, O hero, thou art really my pupil, give me then my fees.' On hearing these words, Ekalavya was very much gratified, and said in reply, 'O illustrious ...
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Guru Shishya relationship

There is a concept of Saranagathi or complete surrender. Do whatever the Guru asks you to do, help him in whatever ways you can in all his endeavors,take good care of him. Whatever makes him see you ...
Gopal Anantharaman's user avatar
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Should śiṣya (disciple) blindly believe whatever the guru says? How should he resolve his cognitive dissonance?

First the problem is the misunderstanding of the word Guru. Once the student internalizes the meaning of Guru, they this "cognitive dissonance" wouldn't arise. Even if it does, easiest way is to ...
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