Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
The only true teacher or guru is to be found within oneself.
There’s an old Hindu expression that goes, “When the chela (or student) is ready, the guru (or teacher) will appear.” Until a soul has satisfactorily spiritually awakened to a higher awareness, it continues to look outward to find a guru or spiritual teacher to provide a passage from mortal to immortal consciousness.
A true teacher will shun grandiose, spiritual accolades and simply be a spiritual signpost—pointing students back into themselves.