Om Sathguru Shri Seshadri Swamigal Thiruvadikkae
When the Guru in his infinite love rushes to help the devotee, (the helpless human being) the devotee in his turn must trust the Guru completely. He must have the ‘Shraddha’ or faith (Viswas) and abandon himself to the Guru. To put it simply, he must catch hold of the rope if he wants to save himself. How true even at the physical level!
What is Faith?
FAITH, “is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.”
-The Old Testament.
When we serve in a Gurukula, we are able to realize this truth.
That is why, faith is called, the substance of things for and evidence of things not seen; and therefore it is hailed as the greatest miracle.
The Guru is to the Chela (disciple), the manifestation of God Himself. The devotion to the Guru is for him the best help beyond all external and murthi (idol) worship, in his pilgrimage towards Brahman in the transcendence of his non-manifestation.