All those who learn do not become Gurus of the subject. And that too in the blink of an eye. The process of learning is rather humbling, slow and agonizingly painful as one climbs the obstacles of inner discipline, mental conditionings as well as external issues of creating time and space for the learning. So instant coffee Gurus springing all over Facebook and internet are only fallacies of ego and power equations that you are a victim of.
Learning needs the qualifications of nistha( dilligence) and samarpan ( surrender) and the right timing and preparation then blossomes one after one has relentlessly walked the talk. Expertise is a genius that comes from repetitive mundane work done in surrender and discipline. Also even after that, one may still only become a teacher and not a Guru.
The true Guru never claims himself to be one and the false one keeps claiming that like a repetitive chant. The aggression with which the claim is made is the biggest pointer of his ego hunger of approval and insecurities of losing it. A true Guru reflects you back to yourself and makes you do the inner work. He completes your cycles of reliance on external factors including himself and instills self reliance and inner freedom in you. He prohibits his own worship and does not accept your offerings. He shares them with everyone and remains humbly as he is.
There is suddenly a GURU FAIR in vogue where overnight mass Guru productions are happening. It’s best to not follow anyone and do what u can yourself and at ur pace and inspiration. Do not get fleeced.
Once someone asked Bhagwan.. How will i identify my Guru when I meet him. So Bhagwan said, ” You will feel peace and the mind slowing down when you meet your Guru.”
Disclaimer: This is only for general information and not pertaining to any specific person/ situation/ time. Kindly don’t take anything personally!