How the Guru uses his identification with the discipleOn Thursdays, I used to stand in front of each person and the first thing I did was identify myself totally and unreservedly with that person. In the twinkling of an eye, at the very moment, I would enter and try to see where I could establish my identification. If I could identify myself with the soul of the person, then it became extremely easy for me to bring down Peace, Light, or Bliss from Above. But if the soul did not come to the fore and if the vital came with a little aspiration, I tried to establish my identification with the aspiring vital but that takes a longer time. If the heart came forward, it is much easier. But I always give preference to the soul. If the soul comes forward, then the Light that I bring from the Supreme is most divinely received and utilised.
Sri Chinmoy, AUM — Vol. 8, No. 9, April 1973, AUM Centre Press, 1973