If you want to perceive
the real nature or form of the Guru
you must first learn to look
upon the whole universe as Guru rupam
[the form of the Guru].
One must see the Guru in all living beings.
It is the same with God.
You must look upon all objects as God's rupa [form].
How can he who does not know his own Self
perceive the real form of God or the real form of the Guru?
How can he determine them?
Therefore, first of all know your own real form and nature.