In order to light a candle you need another lighted candle. So also in order to ignite the inner fire of divine illumination you need a living teacher whose company can remind you of your sole purpose of human birth. Only intellectual learning of the path does not take us far, but when the true teacher appears in your life the true journey of life begins. What we enjoy as peripheral pleasures are faint echo of that boundless ocean of bliss. Blessed are you to be on the path, for one who walks reaches. Persevere through all ups and downs; every step takes you closer to the sanctuary of your heart where your Beloved is waiting for you.
Light only light!