“As soon as the student is ready to go to the ends of the earth to meet his guru, the guru magically appears.” Parahansa Yogananda
In his book Autobiography of a Yogi Parahansa Yogananda told a story about how he magically met his guru Sri Yukteswar. He had seen him before in a dream and magically met him when the time was right. When I met my teacher Mr. Ambrister he came into my world exactly one week after I said to myself that I need a teacher to explain more about my meditations.
Let’s examine this more. How can this be used in everyday life? What if one already has a teacher or is not even on or headed to this type of path? Why is this important? What does the teacher represent? I will answer this question with another statement where we change the wording just a bit.
As soon as you are ready to do whatever it takes, your desired situation magically shows up. (The teacher represents the desired situation)
I have a new cell phone. The speaker stopped working within days of having it. I like to use speaker phone when I am driving with my business so I don’t need to hold a handset. I took it in to Sprint and they tried but said they could not fix it. They gave me a replacement twice. Neither replacement phone would work at all. The second time they said to call corporate and ask for a whole new model. They said I will have to bug them and ask for a manager and then keep bugging the manager.
I gave up and started using my phone without the speaker phone. I started using ear devices when in the car and did not like them. Finally, I said to myself “I am going to call Sprint right now and they are going to give me a totally different model with a speaker phone that works. This is ridiculous I need my speaker phone. I don’t care who I have to talk to I am not accepting no for an answer.” Right then the phone rang. I was in the car, and something told me that if I tried the speaker phone, it would work. I turned on the speaker and it did. It has been working ever since. I was reminded that. . .
As soon as the student is ready to go to the ends of the earth to meet his guru the guru magically appears, or As soon as you are ready to do whatever it takes to have your desired situation. It magically shows up.
My being ready to do whatever was needed made my desired situation come to life.