At first, our relationship is with the practice, and there is no guide or guru involved. If we come to a point where our heart longs to know who is behind the effectiveness of the practice, we will observe that .the guru has been at work all along, silently and anonymously. We will observe that he works in the background, ensuring the spiritual progress of committed practitioners.
The relationship between guru and disciple isn’t necessarily on a physical level. It is enough to meet him just once in a lifetime. Your entire spiritual journey can be mapped out in that moment if your attitude is right. After that first meeting, the relationship continues, but on an inner level. Any further interaction is only a bonus.