There is a concept of Saranagathi or complete surrender. Do whatever the Guru asks you to do, help him in whatever ways you can in all his endeavors,take good care of him. Whatever makes him see you as worthy enough to receive the Divine Knowledge. There is a Poem by Thotaka an ardent Disciple of Aadi-Shankara called "Thotakashtakam" https://mahaperiyavaa....
A guru has to assume responsibility for the disciple's sin and suffering.
ELDER SISTER-IN-LAW: "Will you please give us some instruction?"
MASTER (affectionately): "I don't give initiation. If a guru gives
initiation he must assume responsibility for the disciple's sin and
suffering. The Divine Mother has placed me in the state of a child.
Quoting the verse from this answer:
Mantridoshascha rAjAnam jAyAdoshah patim yathA |
TathA prApnotyasandeham shishyapApam gurum priye ||
Just like a king gets affected by the sins committed by his ministers,
a husband gets affected by the sins committed by his wife, likewise,
without any doubt, O Beloved, a disciple's sins affect the Teacher
Well, a guru is required to each person. A selfless guru, just like Swami Vivekanand's guru Ramkrushn Paramhans. But if one cannnot find such (just like in kali yug today). Yog is preferred. But a true Yog can be taught by the Guru. Even if that Guru is not available then Shastr (Books By Rishis with Sanskrit) are the only guru left.
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Guru Sakshath Parabrahma.
Ganesha’s teacher is Parabrahman himself. I thought this was from Ganesh Purana but looks like I did see it one episode of the untold stories of Ganesh in the Hindi mythological serial 'Vignahartha Ganesh'. There are no references to this in the scriptures AFAIK. However, it is true that Ganesha’s Kundalini awakening and subsequent ...