The Bible and the Bhagavad-gita both say that God is always giving instruction from within, AND from without.Paramatma
(or caitta-guru, "the guru within") gives instruction in this way. Please see:
The Holy Spirit (in Greek, the Paraclete
) is also called (in the Bible) "the Teacher of all things" and "the indwelling Spirit".
The paraclete also gives instruction from within and from without: Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 2:27.
The Ethiopian eunuch did not know what he was reading, until Philip came and taught him (in other words, served as his guru and "initiated" him).
So (from the Scriptural point of view, no matter whose Scriptures one is using) we need BOTH an outside teacher (or "guru") AND the help of the Indwelling Spirit of God. Or, we can be atheists, and think it all a bunch of nonsense. And I do not take you for an atheist, Truth wins.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/2021 05:21AM by The Whirlwind.