To meditate upon the guru is to meditate upon God. Every disciple is asked
to contemplate the guru before doing anything, and thus links his consciousness
with the guru's several times a day.
Krishna reveals to us that meditation is not such a rare thing. He reminds us
in the Gita (II-62) that we often meditate or contemplate objects of
pleasure. Such meditation leads to self-destruction. Throughout the
scripture, of course, Krishna deals with meditation for self-realization or
enlightenment. Krishna points out that "some people behold the self by the
self in meditation." Here and throughout the scripture the emphasis
is on "seeing" (pasyati a pasyanti). "He who sees God or
the Self in all, and all in God or the Self," is a devotee, yogi and so on.
This is the way, and this was Sivananda's meditation.
We saw that Gurudev was fond of the Vibhuti Yoga of the Bhagavad
Gita (10th Chapter). "See God in all" - That was his mantra. Not
to think "I see God in all."