Guru Yoga

Last Updated: May 5, 2018

Definition - What does Guru Yoga mean?

Guru yoga, in the Buddhist philosophy of yoga, is the practice of devotion to a guru in which an individual links their own personal Buddha-nature and mind to that of his/her guru. The result of this practice is unity with one’s spiritual master and receiving the blessing and inspiration of spiritual wisdom.

Yogapedia explains Guru Yoga

The spiritual practice of Guru yoga is often exercised by the process of visualization of the guru as a deity and placing all of one’s energy toward the guru in meditation and yoga, resulting in realization and receiving the wisdom of the guru.

It is believed in Guru yoga that one must genuinely feel devotion to one’s guru and that Guru yoga cannot be practiced through simply thinking of guru devotion in the attempt to create a feeling of faithfulness to the guru.

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