Padma Sambhava bestowed upon the messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet the mantle of guru and gave her the name “Guru Ma.” “Guru Ma” means the teacher who is a devotee of the Divine Mother. Wearing the mantle of guru, the messenger is the servant of the light of God within you. The guru helps you find your way back home to God.
- A mantle is a symbol of authority, preeminence or responsibility, a spiritual office. With its bestowal, there is passed from guru to disciple a great sphere of light. A guru is a spiritual teacher who not only teaches about the spiritual path, but he or she also sets the example of how one must walk that path.