A strong need to find answers to the many "what, why, and how" questions of life makes us embark on a very personal search. As the search intensifies, it is the experience of every seeker that they "chance" upon a teacher who seems to be a clarifying presence in their life. Be it love at first sight or a doubt-filled scrutiny, the seeker finds that this teacher can give answers to questions asked and unasked. The relationship between a seeker and a teacher in this realm of questioning becomes unique and special and thus redefines a seeker's interaction with the rest of the world. The various authors in Guru: The Guiding Light expound from several angles the concept of the Guru, disciple, and the relationship between the two. The authors are: Andrew Cohen, Rudite Emir, David Godman, Aruna Narayan Kale, Hazrat Inayat Khan, Shambavi Saraswati, Br. Shraddhamrita Chaitanya, Sogyal Rinpoche, Swami Atmashraddhananda, Swami Chidananda, Swami Chitatmananda, Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Jyotirmayananda, Swami Krishnananda, Swami Sivananda, Swami Tejomayananda, Swami Vishnudevananda, and J. P. Vaswani.