Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
There is an expression out of India that goes, “When the chela, or student, is ready, the Guru, or teacher, shall appear.” Most people take this to mean that when a physical student has reached a point in their consciousness where they are open to receiving teachings of higher spiritual truth, or God-Realization, the spiritual teacher of higher truth, or enlightenment, will appear as a physical teacher in their life.
While there may indeed be times in your life when a spiritual teacher of truth may cross your path, the ultimate Guru, or teacher, is within you—within your own mind as the Presence of God at the center or nucleus of your mind.
A physical teacher who is real and sincere will instruct you that the only true Guru is God’s presence within you, which seeks to intuitively instruct you as to the living of your life and reaching enlightenment, or more specifically, reaching mystical union with God within yourself.