8253800666?profile=RESIZE_400xIf you can draw a little attention of Krishna, yat karunya-kataksa-vaibhavavatam [Caitanya-candramrta 5]. Kataksa-vaibhavavatam, Prabodhananda Sarasvati says. If somehow or other you can draw a little attention of Krishna, your life is successful. Immediately. And how can you draw? Bhaktya mam abhijanati [Gita 18.55]: simply by serving Krishna. Take to the service of Krishna, as it is ordered by the spiritual master—because the spiritual master is the representative of Krishna. We cannot approach Krishna directly. Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah. If you have a bona fide spiritual master, representative of Krishna, it is not very difficult.

Everyone can become representative of Krishna. How? If you simply carry the message of Krishna without any adulteration. That’s all. Just like Chaitanya Mahaprabhu said, amara ajnaya guru hana [Cc Madhya 7.128]: “You become a spiritual master under My order.” So if you carry out the order of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Krishna, then you become guru. Amara ajnaya guru hana.

Unfortunately, we do not wish to carry out order of the acharyas. We manufacture our own ways. We have got practical experience how a great institution [his guru-maharaja’s Gaudiya Matha] was lost by whimsical ways. Without carrying out the order of the spiritual master they manufactured something, and the whole thing was lost. Therefore Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura stresses very much on the words of the spiritual master. Vyavasayatmika buddhir ekeha kuru-nandana [Gita 2.41]. If you stick to the order of spiritual master, without caring for your own convenience or inconvenience, then you become perfect.

yasya deve para bhaktir
  yatha deve tatha gurau
tasyaite kathita hy arthah
  prakasante mahatmanah
[Svetasvatara Upanishad 6.23]

[“Unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master, all the imports of Vedic knowledge are automatically revealed.”]

This is the confirmation of all authorities. We have to carry out very faithfully the order of the bona fide representative of Krishna. Then our life is successful. Then we can understand Krishna in truth. Vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvam [SB 1.2.11]. We have to hear from the tattva-vit, not from the so-called scholars and politicians. No. One who knows the truth, you have to hear from him. And if you stick to that principle, then you understand everything very clearly.

Thank you very much.

—Srila Prabhupada, talk on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.11, October 22, 1972, Vrindavan

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