Iron changes its qualities when it comes in contact with Paras, the philosopher’s stone, and is transformed into Gold; Similarly, when we meet a true Guru and walk on Paramatma’s path, we too begin to imbibe and reflect the qualities of our Guru. When we seek Paramatma as our true sanctuary, we are in constant remembrance of the Creator. Just as Bhagat Prahlaad was protected, because he followed his Guru’s teachings, those that obey Guru’s Updesh are always protected. They are forever guarded in Guru’s sanctuary and their enemies in turn suffer. Such a sevak for which Guru’s wisdom is like the Vedas, becomes one with Paramatma and receives honour in this life and in the next. In contrast, those that are detached from a true Guru lack stability and Sehaj Avastha. They are constantly in a state of greed. Sadh Sangat helps us reach stability and connect to Paramatma’s name.
When we are not connected to our Guru from within, our physical proximity does not matter; we are not attuned to our Guru. Our Guru is like the paras. Those that truly connect are able to assimilate Guru’s teachings by making efforts to understand, absorb and learn from them. Guru’s Updesh is of utmost importance. We must take Guru’s teachings to heart by fully imbibing them and making them apart of our everyday life and perspective.
Bhagat Ambrik was a great king and a great devotee of Bhagwan Krishna. He absorbed the many virtues of his Guru and continually meditated to Paramatma and motivated others to do so as well. It was his deeply rooted connection with Bhagwan Krishna that saved him from the wrath of Rishi Durwassa. In a turn of events, Rishi Durwassa had to ask for forgiveness from Bhagat Ambrik in order to be saved from Bhagwan Krishna’s Sudarshan Chakar. Those that seek refuge in Guru’s sanctuary are forever guarded.