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The excessive importance given to the guru, the exaggerated devotion given to him, can only have value in the earlier stages of the quest. The point of view then present has so much ego in it that the aspirant would not be satisfied unless he had a guru. But it is still an attachment, this relationship, so it has to be let go later on.


-- Notebooks Category 1: Overview of the Quest > Chapter 6: Student-Teacher > # 249






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