Development precludes all else. That is, if one is devoted he will find no excuses for self development. No excuse for not practicing SWADHYAYA. All excuses fall short of the Truth. One has to place his own development ahead of all material concerns, social concerns, illusions, delusions, ambitions. All must go. This does not mean the person must be aimless or purposeless. Quite the contrary. He is to find his true mission in life. The Guru will tell what this is. The disciple finds the Truth through the practices he has been taught by the Guru. The Guru does not say, ”This is it” necessarily. He will say instead, “This is the way to get there. These are the practices which will help you attain your goal.” Goal is always enlightenment. The true Guru has no interest in any other goal. Always his aim is your ultimate liberation even if you do not “think” of it in those terms.