The Guru’s efforts are to make you understand and realize the absolute
purity of the ‘I am’. In finding answers to questions like: When was it for the
first time you came to know that ‘you are’? Or can there be the sense of ‘I
am’ without being somebody or the other? Both lead you to the ‘I am’ in its
Every word of the Guru reflects his astonishing wisdom and the questions
he asks the aspirant are highly profound in nature. Whatever he says or asks
is loaded with instructions for us to follow.
The first may be called the ‘childhood recollection’ approach while the
second may be called the ‘waking up’ approach. You may use whichever
suits you best or you may also use a combination of both, the idea is to
approach the ‘I am’ in its absolute purity.