Education is apparent and worldly if it’s only used, to gain material possessions. For real education, which uplifts the soul spiritually, one must seek a true guru (teacher). Although books imparting this knowledge are available in plenty, one must take refuge of a true guru (the enlightened one).
To tread on the path to Moksha (Liberation), one needs the guidance and grace of an Enlightened Soul. But at the same time, all knowledge is easily available in books and on the internet and can be understood well by anyone with average intelligence. It is a natural question to ask "having acquiredall knowledge, why is there a need of going to a human being (guru) and surrender completely?”
It is a natural question to ask "having gained all knowledge, why is there a need of going to any human being and do total and complete surrender?"
It is vital to understand that only an already lit candle can a light another candle.
The same way when we rub two pieces of wood together, the friction produces fire.
Sun shines everywhere, but its reflections are possible only on surfaces with high reflective ,capacity, GURU is that reflective platform.
"To learn the truth concerning the great spiritual questions of life and the Hereafter there is only one way; direct communication with God's spirit messengers, who are the source of all spiritual truths."