We all are teaching one thing or other to everyone. Ultimate Teacher is ALMIGHTY who is playing in all of us for all of us.
Guru ji never advocated to follow any person or identity. He only teach us to find the Almighty Guru in our hearts...
For that, first we have to empty our minds of what we have learned, because that is our viewpoint, and we are seeing everything from this viewpoint. That is why we generally skip what Guru wants to tell us.
According to Guru ji, every particle of this nature is aspiring to reach the point where they can meet Almighty. Hence every identity/being is respectable. But our path is not in identities but the path, by following which they also came out of the identity/HAUME cage.
The word HAUME pertains to the identity in which we are caged and it's beliefs. So we should first meditate on ourselves and our reactions for the surroundings. From this reading only we will be able to know the difference in the Guru's viewpoint and ours. After that everything will be clearly seen.
Although old habits die hard and we always willingly or unwillingly repeat the mistake of interpreting the surroundings from the older viewpoint and again face the same agonies and fears. These fears and agonies serves us as a teacher to make a habit of keeping a fresh new viewpoint.
Almighty is beyond limits so we can not reach the point of ecstasy by following the identities or some person.
In Mahabharat also Arjuna was limiting himself in identities and was feeling handicap to do his KARMA, because by virtue of his own identity he was seeing his identity's relatives.
And that teachings are in Bhagwad Gita. The honourable Sri Krishna taught Arjuna to see beyond his own identity.
At last when a person is tired of changing the lanes or paths and when he gets the actual reality of all the paths then his mind gets still and tries to identify what is right for himself. Then only, when he stops seeing outside, and the inner path to peace is visible. And that point of ecstasy is an instant far and he finds himself standing in front of Almighty.
Anything which is rigid, is very near to be broken. If identity is getting rigid , it is very near to be broken by the hammer of his own KARMA...
Slowly and slowly one starts seeing himself in everybody and feels pain of everyone his own pain that further helps him to break the cage of his identity.
When the cage is broken then he sees Almighty playing everywhere in everyone.
To understand something we have to first pass through it. Like to completely understand the enemy we have to first face him either in the way of victory or defeat.
That's why to understand the self we have to wear an identity and later on have to see it wearing off or tearing off.