We think we need to follow a teacher in order to [insert the blank goal].
We think they have something we don't—and that's true to a certain extent.
The truth is, teachers follow students. At least, the most credible ones do—the ones worth following.
A student's sincere bhav or intention emits a frequency that the right teacher will pick up on and respond to. It's why we have the famous saying, "When the student is ready, the teacher appears."
It's a mind that thinks it needs to follow somebody to get "a head."
It's a heart that profoundly desires to know the Truth, even if that means going it alone and giving all to do so. Then — and only then — do the right resources appear to give guidance and support.