Hindu philosophy confers paramount importance to spiritual gurus. They are often equated with God and regarded as a link between the individual and the Immortal. A true Guru is a transmitting medium, a transporting agent and a transparent embodiment of the divine grace and compassion. It is said that he alone is the true teacher who is illumined by the light of true knowledge. If both God and Guru appear at a time, to whom should we pay obeisance first? The reply is “The Guru” for he is the one who has shown us the path to God. It is said that when God is angry, guru protects you; when guru himself is angry, there is no protector in the world. If we surrender ourselves absolutely without any reservation to the guru, he will save us from all sorrow and show us the way to salvation.