Rishi offers Mangos from the Tree to a Poor Beggar

poor man dressed in rags touching a Master, who offers fruit from the tree.

Image of Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
A satguru is needed because the mind is so cunning and the ego is a self-perpetuating mechanism. It is he who inspires, assists, guides and impels the shishya toward the Self of himself.
—Gurudeva