Can angels play the role of someone’s guru ?
—Daniel , United States
Thank you for your question. Angels, and high astral beings, can guide us if we call in them, but they cannot replace the Guru-disciple relationship.
I will submit to you a few chapters for online reading. One is Chapter 31, Interview with the Sacred Mother in Autobiography of a Yogi, .
Notice in the story how the angels are worshiping the avatar, Lahiri Mahasaya. This shows us that the true Guru is higher than the angels.
So, perhaps the question is, “How do I find my Guru?”
“When the disciple is ready, the Guru appears….”
Paramhansa Yogananda said if a devotee sincerely follows this path of meditation, service and devotion, he will guide that person to his or her Guru. If he is your Guru, you will know it deep within you soul. And if he is not your Guru, he will guide you to your souls’s path, perhaps in a sacred dream. I have seen this happen. So the first step is to follow a true Guru and put one foot in front of the other.
So even if you do not know if Paramhansa Yogananda is your Guru, you can follow his teachings of meditation, and pray to him for protection and guidance in all things.
This is a much safer journey than simply asking angels to play the role of your Guru, because how do you know what to listen to and follow? How do you know you are listening to a true angel? There are many astral beings out there. Some are fairly high beings, but some, judging from the messages that are channeled to “receivers” on this earth, strike me as wannabe gurus. It is safer to go with a true avatar, who has transcended ego long ago, and who thus has your best interest at heart. Also, you can follow the basic teachings of the Guru to get started on the path. And then you will also be in tune with true angels, who also worship and adore the Gurus.
I hope this helps. Feel free to ask more.