Salutations, adorations, prostrations to Guru,
Guru is Brahma, Guru is Siva, Guru is Vishnu,
Guru is father, Guru is mother, Guru is real friend.
Serve him with all Bhava, wet with Bhakti.
He will teach you Brahma Vidya, show the divine path.
Service of Guru is a great purifier.
Disciple should remain in the house of preceptor, maintaining full Brahmacharya for twelve years and do rigorous Tapas. And he should also serve him and study the sacred scriptures under him.He alone can be a Guru who is fit to teach the disciple, who can himself practise whatever he teaches.One ought not accept anyone and everyone as his Guru. Once after accepting him as a Guru one should not divorce him on any account.Teachers of real spiritual enlightenment are very rare in these days.Really advanced spiritual persons will not undertake the duty of being a Guru unless they have got Command from the Almighty.When a deserving aspirant goes in quest of Guru to initiate him to the spiritual path, God appears before him as a Guru and initiates him. Guru, who is a liberated one, lives in a different plane of consciousness which is termed as Tureeya Avastha. The disciple who wants to become one with Guru must equip himself with the virtue of absolute detachment from the worldly transitory things.