Q. When we worship a guru we worship the Lord’s potency existing in the jiva-tattva. What kind of expansion of the Lord is this guru potency?
A. At first we shall see Sri Guru as saksad-hari, representing Krsna in general and in this sense non-different from him. Only after some time as we advance will we begin to see him as representing a particular potency of Krsna, and this will be relative to one’s developing innate serving tendency. Different disciples may see the same guru as representing different potencies. One may see him representing Subala, another Sri Radha, etc.