The master is not a body, and when I say this, that the master is not a body, I mean that he is not confined in time and space. It is not a question of his presence. Wherever you are, if you are meditative, you are in his presence.
Even when the master is dead he can be consulted. Buddha is still consulted even today – and answers are received. It is not that Buddha is sitting somewhere and giving the answers, but when you are deep in meditation you are the buddha. Your buddha-nature arises and your buddha-nature answers you, and now Buddha is no longer confined anywhere.
You can be in contact with
your master wherever you are. The way is not to go to the master, the
way is to go within. The deeper you reach into yourself, the deeper you
have penetrated the master.