"I had rambled like a mad chap caring little for bodily comforts for God and guru (master). God never descended for a moment to assist me. The day I traced my guru and received His blessings, things turned in my favour. Prior to that although I had undertaken various practices they did not yield any result. As soon as I came under the guidance of my gurudev (master) whatever practices I followed, I got success in each of them. It is therefore very important that a blessing of guru is very essential for success in spiritual sadhana."
- Swami Nigamananda