How to obey a Guru: Saints and Cheats

Friends of the Oxford Centre For Hindu Studies presents

A talk by Shaunaka Rishi Das
of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

The word guru has entered the English language to refer to an expert of some. From its source the word has a few meanings but it’s most basic is teacher – any kind of teacher. In an Indian context we often think of a guru as a person advanced in spiritual practice, detached from the worldly life, and able to guide us. Yet we also find examples of rouges, cheating their disciples for gain. When we want to bring greater understanding to our lives, as with any subject, we need a teacher. How do we discern who is qualified and how to approach them?

Saturday 17th July 2021 at 4.00pm GMT

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