The Guru or Teacher helps us find our way especially when we are lost, but even more importantly when we think we are found.
Many times we have a tough shell to crack... and only a guru or great teacher can open that up... making all the difference in the world.
Other times we spontaneously expand our soul as we grow spiritually.
To have spiritual mentors is important especially when we have lots of ego to overcome.
As Yogananda, Sai Baba, Amma, Mooji, and many more... they all help the seeker who’s interested in growing.
For others they can prepare the ground for new seeds to come.
And others enrich the soil so to speak so that the soul grows by leaps and bounds.
But no matter what... the most important teacher is the one we find in our own heart... in the depths of silence in meditation.
As Carl Jung said... Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Dr. Paul Haider