No one, but a Sanyaasi alone!

Yes, no one but a Sanyaasi alone can give Knowledge. Others think they can, but they can't. They keep on talking endlessly thinking thats the knowledge they're giving, but thats not knowledge. That is something that has come out of ignorance, or ego, or wrong learning, etc. This thing I'm convinced of, beyond any bit of doubt. How is it possible for anyone who's attached to give others the knowledge of detachment? One who has not renounced can't ask people to give up attachment. It has always been "Walk the talk", "practise what you preach" and "actions speak louder than words". Otherwise, its just "easier said than done".

Ramakrishna paramhamsa went up to the extent of telling people not to teach others without being directed by God to do so. He said that one needs permission from the mother to teach. Till then, one is not eligible to do so. Still, the modern day yogi, while being a bhogi, goes on and on taking people away from their followings. One of the very good indicators of a wrong guru is when s/he starts talking ill of other masters or tell people that they're on the wrong path. The true teaching will always mention of all paths leading towards the goal, in whatever capacity. A preacher who tries to convert someone else's faith (forcibly) is neither a preacher, nor has s/he understood their own dogma well. The true teaching has faith as the basis and faith comes without any qualification. It just happens. You're in the water. One can't stand on the shore and say "I'll measure the depths of the water" with the "toe in the water" principle. One has to get in the water. In fact, one doesn't have to make efforts to do so. It just happens unknowingly, more often than not, on the first sight of the water!

Then again, all of this happens only with blessings. Thence, no one has to show you the right path... what you walk, will be the right path.

om tat sat
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