The true Guru cannot be left. He is the Guru by his nature and he naturally fulfills all that is lacking in the disciple.

As the flower gives its fragrance naturally, so the Guru gives diksha — by sight or hearing or touch or teaching or mantra or even without any of these, just because he is the Guru.

The flower does not make an effort to give its fragrance, it does not say: 'Come and smell me'. It is there. Whoever comes near it will enjoy the scent.

As ripe fruit falls from the tree and is picked up by man or eaten by the birds, so the

Guru is all that is needed for those who are his own, whoever they may be.

— Death Must Die, p. 453