Nisargadatta was the other guru mentioned in the post about The 7 Principles of Freedom by Timothy Schoorel. Again, his paradigm is quite different than my paradigm but a few of his quotes struck me....
The greatest guru is your inner self. Truly he is the supreme teacher. He alone can take you to your goal and he alone meets you at the end of the road. Confide in him and you need no outer guru.
Quite similar to the words of Jesus..about the Comforter who would come and lead us into all truth.
Unless you make tremendous efforts, you will not be convinced that effort will take you nowhere. The self is so self-confident that unless it is totally discouraged it will not give up. Mere verbal conviction is not enough. Hard facts alone can show the absolute nothingness of the self-image
Shades of Ecclesiastes there...the futility of human effort.
And very soon...back to a more Christian paradigm...the eye thing....in scripture no less!!!