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If you get bona fide representative, spiritual master, and if you follow instructions by him, your advance is guaranteed. So bona fide spiritual master means if he is satisfied, then Krsna is satisfied

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"If you get bona fide representative, spiritual master, and if you follow instructions by him, your advance is guaranteed. Yasya prasādad bhāgavata (Śrī Gurv-aṣṭaka 8). So bona fide spiritual master means if he is satisfied, then Kṛṣṇa is satisfied"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1971 Conversations and Morning Walks

If you get bona fide representative, spiritual master, and if you follow instructions by him, your advance is guaranteed. Yasya prasādad bhāgavata (Śrī Gurv-aṣṭaka 8). So bona fide spiritual master means if he is satisfied, then Kṛṣṇa is satisfied. And if Kṛṣṇa is satisfied, then you are successful. Because after all, we have to satisfy Kṛṣṇa.

Prabhupāda: (Hindi) Aiye, aiye. (break) ...puzzle

Guest: (Hindi)

Devotee: He has been very helpful on (indistinct) program.

Viṣala: Your Divine Grace, (indistinct) as long as one is seeking out a bona fide... Unless one is seeking out a bona fide representative of God, is it true that he has no discrimination?

Prabhupāda: Yes. (indistinct)

Viṣala: He has no discrimination?

Devotee: Yes. No discrimination.

Prabhupāda: No. He must find out a bona fide representative of God. He must be. If you go to purchase something in the market, we must use our senses to find out. Why not use our (indistinct)?

Viṣala: (indistinct) I was thinking that what it means is if anyone does not have a bona fide representative of God, is it true that he doesn’t have the discrimination, who is unfortunate enough not to have a bona fide representative of God?

Prabhupāda: Yes. If you get bona fide representative, spiritual master, and if you follow instructions by him, your advance is guaranteed. Yasya prasādad bhāgavata (Śrī Gurv-aṣṭaka 8). So bona fide spiritual master means if he is satisfied, then Kṛṣṇa is satisfied. And if Kṛṣṇa is satisfied, then you are successful. Because after all, we have to satisfy Kṛṣṇa.

But Kṛṣṇa comes Himself; He leaves His instruction, the Bhagavad-gītā. He sends His representatives; He comes as a devotee. He is trying to take us back to home, back to Godhead, in so many ways. You have to take opportunity. That is His...