(Kadamba Kanana Swami, November 2011, Mayapur, India, Caitanya Caritamrta Seminar Part 11)
In the presence of guru, we can be focused a lot on what we are getting from guru. But in the absence of guru, we have to start focusing on what we can do for the guru, in the sense of what we have got from him and then apply that. So the focus changes – now it is clearly our turn to do something! Either by following what he gave or by preaching in his mission. We do something for him and then, as much as one tries, the connection will be deep and strong.