For a beginner in the spiritual path, a Guru is necessary. To light a candle, you need a burning candle. Even so, an illumined soul alone can enlighten another soul. Some do meditation for some years independently. Later on, they actually feel the necessity of a Guru, They come across some obstacles in the way. They are unable to know how to obviate these impediments or stumbling blocks. Then they begin to search for a Master.
358. The water becomes calm - Sri Anandamayi Ma
"Water inside a pitcher noisily moves to and fro when the pitcher is disturbed. But as soon as the pitcher is placed in a position of equilibrium, the water becomes calm. Similarly, sit for long in a steadfast posture with your mind concentrated on one fixed thought or aim, the restlessness of your mind will be slowly subdued."
"Spiritual preachers should interpret religion in a language which modern people and students can understand. Religion must be interpreted to meet the spiritual needs of younger generation. Scriptures like Gita, Yoga Sutras, etc. should be presented to the youth of today in a language that they can understand and appreciate and in a way that will appeal to them. There is an appalling faithlessness among the educated youths of today, all over India. What the youths want to know is, how the spiritual truth can solve the day-to-day problems that face them."
When you get rid of your attachment to physical things and people and emotional habits that weigh you down, you start to feel lighter — you’ll witness how by letting go, you’re making room for new things, new values to enter your life.