Sri Swami Sivananda
1. INTRODUCTION :
The Guru is God Himself manifesting in a personal form to guide the aspirant.
Grace of God takes the form of the Guru. To see the Guru is to see God.
The Guru is united with God. He inspires devotion in others.
His presence purifies all.
The Guru is verily a link between the individual and the immortal.
He is a being who has raised himself from this into That, and thus has free and unhampered access into both the realms.
He stands, as it were, upon the threshold of immortality; and, bending down he raises the struggling individuals with his one hand, and with the other lifts them up into the empyrean of everlasting joy and infinite Truth-Consciousness.
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