How to effectively listen to a Guru?

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

Senses are limited and you have no control over them. Ultimate Truth is beyond your perception. Then what connects you to the Guru? How can you still imbibe the teachings?


You, You and You
You, You and You

Most often your presence in front of your Guru, especially when he/she is giving a discourse or explaining you something is like the picture above. Either you are sitting, sleeping with eyes closed, pretending to be in meditation but lost in your own world, or you are hearing but not listening or you are trying hard not to yawn and appear sleepy. Some of you are trying hard to understand and absorb what is being said, but every sentence feels like a bouncer. It's exactly like how you must have felt in Physics, Math or Biology class during high-school. Nothing different. Though the need this time is different and most of you do want to understand and absorb what is being said. But how? Senses are going haywire, the mind is causing all kinds of nonsense, the body is doing tantrums of its own. You want to talk too and at times too mu