As a spiritual seeker, how important is it to find a teacher or guru to provide guidance along the path? Can one be a "light unto oneself", or is some form of outside help essential? How does one recognize a genuine teacher, and what form might they take? Is personal contact necessary, or is it sufficient to study the teacher's writings? And is it possible to receive guidance on a non-physical level?
In this group discussion, we will consider these questions and any others which may arise in connection with spiritual teachers in general.