High on Waves

The guru is God Himself
Manifesting in a personal form to guide the aspirant.
The 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
And his presence purifies all.

The guru is a link between the individual and the immortal.
He stands, as it were, upon the threshold of immortality,
And, bending down,
he raises the struggling individuals with one hand,
while with the other he lifts them up into the imperium
of everlasting joy and infinite truth-consciousness.

Guru is the door to liberation,
But it is the aspirant who has to enter through it.
The guru is a help,
But the actual task of spiritual practice
Falls on the aspirant himself.

Swami Sivananda