"Anyone and everyone cannot be a guru.
A huge timber floats on the water and can carry animals as well.
But a piece of worthless wood sinks, if a man sits on it,
and drowns him. Therefore in every age,
God incarnates Himself as the guru, to teach humanity.
SatchidAnanda alone is the guru."
om tat sat
~~~~~~ om shanthi om~~~~~~
This is a reasonably accurate representation of my home shrine, of more than thirty-five years: