THE SACRED GURU-SHISHYA BOND
Yog is the final frontier, and the Guru has to carry ...
While it is easy to say or think one has 100 per cent unshakeable faith, in practice, often one shakes without even realizing. There is another anecdote from the life of Kabir that exemplifies this.
Once Kabir was out of his ashram, when a leprosy patient came asking for help. His son attended to the patient. He chanted ‘Ram’ three times and sprinkled gangajal on him every time with the chant. It is said the patient was cured of his disease. When Kabir came home, the son narrated the incident to him. Kabir on hearing said, ‘Son, you made the biggest mistake of your life.’ The son looked at his father puzzled. Kabir explained, ‘Why did you do it thrice? Once was enough.’ So repeating the Guru mantra thrice was seen as an act of lack of faith on the Guru and his mantra… so fine and deep is this relationship of faith between Guru and shishya.