Every seeker in the primary stage has read that, in Spirituality, the ultimate means of salvation is a Guru, whereas a seeker in the advanced stage actually experiences it. Most of us don’t know what is a Guru, and are unaware of what they should do to acquire a Guru. As a result, not only the present, but several future births are wasted.
One who imparts precise knowledge on appropriate spiritual practice for acquiring peace of mind and Ānand (Bliss) and how to perform it is none other than the Guru. Saint Tukaram Maharaj says, without the help of a Sadguru, we cannot find our path to Moksha (Final Liberation); hence, we should first hold the Guru’s feet, that is, we should make efforts to obtain His grace. In the life of a disciple, the Guru holds supreme importance; because a disciple cannot realise God without the Guru.