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God and Guru Among Religions

A cyberspace devotee from Michigan, USA asks about the difference in Guru as God between Islam and Hinduism. Gurudeva explains how it is a different view of God.

Unedited Transcript:

A cyberspace devotee Suryasri, in the United States, the State of Michigan has a big question. In Sanatana Dharma, we look at the Guru as God and worship him as such. But, Islam says that it is a very big sin to equate Allah with a human being.

Well, this has to do with a definition of God. In Sanatana Dharma, God is within everyone. God is all-pervasive and pervades the Universe. The energy in your body this very moment is coming from Siva.

We must respect the Islamic perspective. They don't look at God as all-pervasive energy that pervades the Universe. They look at God as something very different and we must respect that.

God-energy or God-shakti is flowing through you this very moment. But, through your Guru it is probably flowing more. More of it is flowing and that is why you are drawn to your Guru, trying to emulate his inner experiences, which is called worship.

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