If one is looking at Mount Everest from a distance, all he will see is a very high peak. As he comes closer, though, he will see that there are many subordinate peaks, hills and mountains that are surrounding Mount Everest. Similarly, when we see only one person who is the source of inspiration for us, that means that we are far away, because we cannot see that there are many other persons who are also assisting him and fulfilling a similar function of giving us inspiration, knowledge and care. We should try to get closer by seeing that through Krishna’s arrangement, there are many others who can help us. We are meant to have relationships with them too. Shelter also comes from the association of our peers.
(Lectures From a Disciple Vol 3, Vol 3, Organized versus Unorganized Preaching , Pg 397, 5th Paragraph)