The worship or glorifying gurus does not free one from ignorance
"They are enveloped in darkness, in other words, are steeped in ignorance and sunk in the greatest depths of misery who worship the uncreated, eternal prakrti -- the material cause of the world -- in place of the All-pervading God, But those who worship visible things born of the prakrti, such as the earth, trees, bodies (human and the like) in place of God are enveloped in still greater darkness, in other words, they are extremely foolish, fall into an awful hell of pain and sorrow, and suffer terribly for a long time." [Yajur Veda 40:9.]
Those who worship visible things born of the prakrti, such as the earth, trees, bodies (human and the like) in place of God are enveloped in still greater darkness--
When Yajur Veda clearly declares worshiping human bodies in place of the god ,which is the self are enveloped in greater darkness then why glorify the guru[body] and fall in the darkness.
In olden days men were primitive in their thought, so that a man having little knowledge was considered a genius. Now-a-days our knowledge is so advanced that the genius of those days would be an ordinary man of today. Therefore if one finds truth, free his -self from the tyranny of environment and tradition, not by condemning them but by examining and testing them by deeper inquiry, analysis and reasoning to find out whether they be true or not. Accept nothing on the authority of a god men or genius of the past or present but only if it prove true after examination.
The people with the same mindsets is always willing to examine facts and judge them calmly whereas the religious scholars and intellectuals will be immune to all facts and hold hard to their delusions. Such people do not want truth but only what pleases them. This is because the ego in them is so strong. Their attitude is “What pleases them is truth, what they dislike is false.
The worship or glorifying gurus does not free one from ignorance. The rewards are none to them, the reward achieved in their lives are of consequence and not the result of worshiping and glorifying the gurus.
People always need some sort of hope when their minds are not yet enlightened. "Self is closer to man than his own veins." "With the Self- Knowledge or Brahma Gnana or Atma Gnana, one will begin to know the ultimate truth, so as to finally realize the fact that, self is not physical and becomes conscious that the true self is the Spirit."
Most people lack the patience and perseverance in investigating and collecting all the data before judging: hence they assume guru are god men are great because other people say so, or that he is wise because he himself says so, or that what he teaches is true because it attracts them. Such an attitude and easy assumptions becomes obstacle to fold the truth and it requires some trouble to put into effect.