wonderful analogy of lotus + sun +water = disciple + Supreme Lord + Gurudev

narayano ‘pi vikrtim yati guroh pracyutasya durbuddheh

kamalam jalad apetam sosayati ravir na posayati

Jaladakhyana-samhita

When a lotus flower is situated in water, the rays of the sun cause it to blossom. The same sun, however, will wither a lotus which is not situated in water. In this example the disciple is compared to the lotus, Sri Guru to water, and the Supreme Lord to the sun.

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