|While there are many generic Paths to God-realisation, the Path of Guru’s grace (Gurukrupayoga) is the most important from the point of view of achieving the ultimate in spiritual evolution. In every aspect of life, it is best if we have a guide or a teacher to help us understand, learn and progress. Progressing spiritually is no exception to this Universal rule, and it is only by the grace of the eternal Guru Principle (Teaching Principle of God) acting through a Guru in human form, that a student makes rapid spiritual progress.|
The most important advantage of following Gurukrupayoga is the time taken to grow spiritually. By serving in a Guru’s mission of spreading Spirituality, a seeker acquires His grace and makes rapid spiritual progress. While there is no worldly achievement that can compare to acquiring a Guru’s grace, an example will help in understanding the spirit : Imagine a student who is poor, but by hard work catches the eye of a billionaire who gives him a scholarship to a top University and takes care of his future career prospects. Just as this student gets saved from years of slowly climbing up the corporate ladder, so also a seeker who earns the Guru’s grace bypasses years of spiritual practice in any other spiritual path.
Through any other Path, one progress at the rate of 0.25% per year. If we perform spiritual practice as advised by the Guru, we can progress up to 2-3% per year. If a disciple is able to acquire the Guru’s grace, spiritual progress of even 5-8% per year is possible.