In reality a Guru is like a spiritual brother. He has conquered the material world, its elements and he has mastered his own physical mind. He has been sent from a higher plane of existence to accelerate your learning of the lessons The Divine has prepared for the human experience to learn so that man can create this same brotherhood with all humanity. It has been said by Lahiri Mahasaya that I said to him at our first meeting in that lifetime in Ranikhet, India: “When one realizes his unity [brotherhood] with mankind, all minds become transmitting stations through which he can work at will.” This is truth and it is also true for the Guru. Make your minds receptive to your Guru’s teachings and instructions as you walk with him on your life’s way. It is not only to be with him physically that he has come into your sphere of reality. He has come to dispel the darkness residing in the very corners of your mind and life. Enjoy his presence, embrace him as an “older and wiser” brother and love him as the Divinity he definitely embodies. In this way you can reap the benefits of the spiritual harvest, the Light the Guru has come to help you gather unto yourself.