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It is not like that, a pet dog, that "Everyone makes guru, and let me guru, let me have a guru." But that is not the... Guru means first of all the condition is pranipata, fully surrendered

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"It is not like that, a pet dog, that" |"Everyone makes guru, and let me guru . . . let me have a guru" |"But that is not the . . . guru means first of all the condition is praṇipāta, fully surrendered"

Lectures

Srimad-Bhagavatam Lectures

Praṇipātena, sampūrṇa, fully surrendered. Otherwise there is no meaning of making a guru. It is not like that, a pet dog, that "Everyone makes guru, and let me guru . . . let me have a guru." But that is not the . . . guru means first of all the condition is praṇipāta, fully surrendered.

So we have to follow the mahājano yena gataḥ . . . as Kuntī's advising. Kuntī is . . . she knows how to see Kṛṣṇa. She knows, "Here is Kṛṣṇa. Although He's playing the part of my brother's son, nephew, but actually, He's the Supreme Personality of Godhead." Just like Arjuna. Arjuna, he was talking like friend, but when he saw that, "It is impossible to solve this problem. I am inclined not to fight and kill my relatives, but the duty is to kill them . . ." It is a very perplexed position. So therefore he accepted Kṛṣṇa as guru. He said that, "I do not find anyone else who can solve my this problem. Therefore Kṛṣṇa, I am surrendering unto You." Śiṣyas te 'haṁ śādhi māṁ prapannam (BG 2.7). "Now we are not talking as friends. I accept You as guru." When one accepts somebody as guru, he cannot argue. That is the condition. Praṇipātena, sampūrṇa, fully surrendered. Otherwise there is no meaning of making a guru. It is not like that, a pet dog, that "Everyone makes guru, and let me guru . . . let me have a guru." But that is not the . . . guru means first of all the condition is praṇipāta, fully surrendered. Not that, "If I like, then I shall carry your order. And if I don't like, then I shall not do it." That is not acceptance of guru. Praṇipāta. First of all, we must agree. So because friends and friends talking . . . a friend may agree with this friend; he may not agree with . . . that is friendly talk. But Arjuna became śiṣyas te 'ham, "I am now Your śiṣya, disciple. Now there is no question of disagreeing with You. Whatever You'll say, I will accept." So at last Kṛṣṇa said: "Surrender unto Me." And Arjuna did it. That is the whole purpose of Bhagavad-gītā. He changed his decision. He changed. He did not want to fight. That was his decision. But when he accepted Kṛṣṇa as guru and He said that, "You must fight. It is My desire. Even you don't find these people are not going back home, they will be killed here. That is My already plan."