God stands inseparably
by the worshipper’s Self as a charioteer
to destroy spiritual ignorance.
Worship does not really commence until,
through a sage who has known God,
the Supreme Spirit himself has not come awake in the worshiper’s Soul
and taken upon himself the task of guidance
from one instant to another
as also of restraining and disciplining him,
and escorting him safely
across the incongruities of nature.
At this stage God begins to command from all sides.
But at the beginning,
it is through an accomplished sage
that he speaks.
If a seeker is not fortunate enough
to have such a sage as accomplished teacher,
God’s voice is only faintly audible to him.
~Revered Gurudev Swami Adgadanand jee Paramhans~