"Sri Gurudeva expertly adopts the means devised by the sakhis for serving the Divine Couple in Their transcendental love-laden pastimes. For this reason he is extremely dear to Sri Radha Krsna. How will one receive the mercy of Sri Krsna if he is not receiving the mercy of a guru on this level?
Therefore, those who remain under the shelter of Sri Guru will experience the intense waves of separation from him when he is no longer manifest, and those waves will surely increase to their utmost magnitude."
- Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Gosvami Maharaj