The standard guru-disciple relationship is an extension of the education system in which an outside authority tells you what to do and you obey without question.
Seekers who follow a guru often do so at the cost of their own discernment. This leads to a fog of confusion.
Inside you is an innate intelligence letting you know what’s best for you. This inner guidance system is constantly available. It is not neutral or abstract. It is keenly involved in your life.
A genuine spiritual guide leads you to this awareness, after which they are no longer needed.