A wise person should always take the most insignificant place.
The desire to serve the Guru, to surrender one's ego in front of the Guru and humility opens up opportunities for great knowledge.
There can be many Gurus, but the one who gives the knowledge of the Self alone is Sat-Guru (True Teacher).
What good will come by throwing away material possessions, if you have to throw away then throw away your ignorance.
There is some Reality beyond this body which is worth of uniting with and it is the cause of infinite joy.