The Guru: A Constant Wakening Sound
The Guru is a kind of irritation to his friends. You can’t sleep with a dog barking in your ear, at least most people can’t. There is some sort of noise to which everyone is sensitive, and it will keep them awake. The Guru is a constant wakening sound. He is always annoying people with this demand to stay awake, to wake up. He doesn’t seduce them within the dream. He doesn’t exploit their seeking. He is always offending their search and their preference for unconsciousness. He shows no interest in all of that. He puts it down. He is always doing something prior to the mind. He always acts to return you from the mind, from fascination.
–Adi Da, Method of the Siddhas pg 152