23 On the Primacy of the Dharma


The vital essence for spiritual project is the Dharma, the teaching.
The guru is only a vehicle for the Dharma.
Do not be concerned with the guru, what he has to say is more important.
It won't help you at all to blindly worship or blindly imitate the guru, instead actually listen to his teaching, and do it.
If your discipline is true, if your willingness to follow the Dharma is true, you can make progress even if the guru is absent.

The guru is there to open the door, do not get stuck at that door.