When a scientist and a poet look at the moon, they see it differently.
A scientist sees it as a mass of matter orbiting the earth that reflects the light from the sun.
But a poet sees it differently. He finds it the most beautiful and shining heavenly body in the sky. For centuries, all over the world, in all languages, poets have written in praise of its beauty, about its cool and shiny face.
A scientist wants to know about its structure, what it’s made of and its movements etc. He sees it as rocks and dust.
A poet sees the face of his beloved in the moon and falls in love with it.
A scientist may know everything about the moon but feels no emotional attachment with it.
A poet may not know much about it, but yet, is emotionally connected and attached with the moon.
Similarly, two people see the Guru differently.
One finds him just as an ordinary human being.
A Bhakta (devotee) finds him extraordinary and a special being.
An observer, who looks at the Guru, may try to analyze his body structure such as height, weight and color etc.
For a devotee, Guru’s body is:
“Kanchan Kaaya kot gadh, vich Hari Hari sidhaa” (G G S page 449)
k/cn kaya ko4 g7 ivc hir hir is0a
He finds the face of his beloved Guru shinning as gold, and his body as a vessel in which God resides.
One looks at the Guru as an ordinary person; another creation of God.
A Bhakta sees God in him.
( Rajan Sachdeva)