MUCH has been written about how the world perceives a guru. The modern world is capable of both extremes-ardent devotion at one end and open hostility at the other. But how does a guru perceive the world? I was once asked this question at a satsang. The answer is simple. When I am walking down a street, I am capable of seeing everyone around me as a regular person-the way everyone else does. But when I sit as a guru, I don’t see any people at all. I see just outcrops of earth within which I see just small puffs of energy.