The Role of the Teacher
The function of a true spiritual guide is to facilitate the completion of our evolutionary potential. He is the bridge between the seeker’s present and future. Awakening and transformation happens through the magic of love and understanding that flows from a teacher into the soul who surrendered to the path.
The correct relationship of a seeker to a teacher is of the essence, since it reflects his relationship to his own soul. This relationship should be based on love and respect, but must not be confused with ‘guru’ worship or giving away one’s power to higher authority. In fact to relate correctly to a teacher, the seeker has to take responsibility for his evolution with complete dedication to the inner work.