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Q & A: Seeking another Guru, How many days to attain Moksha?
I have taken diksha from another Guru who has attended moksha. Will it be harmful if I take diksha from Guru Siyag? I have read somewhere that taking diksha from more than one Guru can be dangerous.

If I begin mantra chanting today with full faith to Guru Siyag - how many days approximately it will take to attain moksha if everything goes right assuming my past karmas are not good.

Anand (Name changed), India

Seeking another (second) Guru is fine, but that may not help

It is not dangerous to take diksha from more than one Guru (Guru Siyag). There are examples of disciples who have taken diksha from different Gurus and still attained the Self-Realization or the Moksha. Parampoojya Sadguru Shree Yogiraj Gulavani Maharaj from Pune (Birth: 1889, Mahasamadhi: 1974) is one such example who took diksha from Paramhansa Parivrajakacharya Shree Vasudevanand Saraswati Maharaj (popularly known as “Tembe Swami” in Maharashtra - Birth: 1854, Mahasamadhi: 1914) and also from Paramhansa Parivrajakacharya Shree LoknathTeeth Swami Maharaj (Birth: 1892, Mahasamadhi: 1955)

But the fact is, if your current Guru has attained Moksha and has given you the diksha, it MUST work. It can not fail. The reason it may not appear to be working for you is your past karma impressions are so strong that they are not helping you reveal your true “self” (the blissful existence or state of being or call it God if you want.) Those karma impressions have formed a strong wall between you and the “Self” (God) within you. The wall is not going to disappear just by seeking different Guru (Guru Siyag). It is a simple rule: Dirtier the cloths, the more you will have to wash them to make them clean.

The second issue is about doubts in your mind (about capability of the present Guru.) If your Guru has attained Moksha then there is no difference between the God and your Guru. In fact the Guru is the God, and God is Guru! You going away from your present Guru and seeking another Guru (Guru Siyag) is not going to help you anyway. In fact you will find yourself in the same situation after taking diksha from another Guru (Guru Siyag.) The fact is, you need to search for the answer within you not from outside or from different Guru.

You need to clearly understand that a Guru (or even the God) can work within you only if you let them work within you. It is you who is stopping your Guru from taking you towards higher spiritual ground.

Actions necessary to attain God (Moksha)

Here are few things you need to do instead of trying to find another Guru.

1) Try to increase your spiritual efforts like Dhyana, Meditation, Jap, Naam, Seva and reading spiritual literature and biography of saints. Do this with clear understanding that it is an effort of more than one life (not days, months or years)

2) Reading lot of spiritual literature that will help you clear doubts from your mind (about the Guru and God in general.) Your doubts in the mind are being hindrance in your spiritual progress.

Here is what Lord Krishan tells Arjuna "Kill therefore with the sword of wisdom the doubt born of ignorance that lies in thy heart. Be one in self-harmony, in Yoga, and arise, great warrior, arise!" (Bhagavad Gita 4:42). You need to do the same with the knowledge (gyan yoga) you should kill the doubt (mudhawastha) with “sword of wisdom”.

Moksha needs efforts of several lives, it can not be attained in days, months or years

You asked: “If I begin mantra chanting today with full faith to Guru Siyag. How many days approximately it will take to attain moksha?”

I am sorry to say this is an absolutely meaningless question (if you really mean to attain Moksha in days). Moksha is not a thing you buy at store or attain by doing efforts of few days. It appears that you haven’t read any spiritual literature, especially biographies (Charitra) of Saints who have attained Moksha. Even for those saint it was extremely terrible journey towards the Bliss.

It takes efforts of SEVERAL LIVES to attain Moksha (from the point a person starts doing efforts to attain the God). Only one in Million can attain Moksha in days (in case they have already done efforts of several lives in the past.) Also, those who are so close to moksha are not seeking moksha any more, they are already enjoying the bliss they have attained.

Every person carries mountain of past Karma and we are adding to it every moment. It takes efforts of several lives to get rid of the total karma debt. If some Guru offers me moksha in few days I would not believe in such a Guru (I have not heard some Guru who offers quick Moksha – It is just not possible.)

I hope this answer will help you to lengthen your timeframe for attaining the God (The Divine Awareness or Nirvana or Mukti or Moksha or salvation or The Bliss, Sat-Chit-Ananda, Chaitanya, Supreme Awareness, Supreme Consciousness or Super-Soul)

Thank you.
Mahendra Joshi

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