You cannot give up this śloka. Yes. So first of all you answer. See practical example. When Arjuna became confused, he said, śiṣyas te 'haṁ śādhi māṁ prapannam: "Now I am surrendered unto You. Please teach me."
Guest (2): There is a difference of day and night between blind following and his following.
Haṁsadūta: That is not blind following. Submissive inquiry and then you have to be prepared to test. Just like the professor, the professor in a college. He says, "You inquire from me." "My dear professor, how is it?" He says, "It is like this. You simply do this homework." And you do it. You have to do it; otherwise you cannot get any mark. You cannot make any advancement in the class. If you simply say, "Oh, why, why, why...?"
Guest (1): No, no, but...
Haṁsadūta: That is submission. That is inquiry and submission, that the master is there and you say, "All right, I accept you as my master and I want to follow your instruction." And then in the end, when you have done the work, then you can say, "Oh, this master, yes, he is correct," or "No, he's a fool."
Guest (6): You have caught up only one śloka.
Haṁsadūta: There is no other way. It is not possible. Every śloka in the Bhagavad-gītā is as good as any other śloka because it is absolute.
Guest (6): Let me say, tell you what submissive word means in relation of Gītā.
Haṁsadūta: Yes, the perfect example given by Arjuna, the perfect disciple, is "Now I am confused about duty..."
Guest (7): ...more than you or I.
Haṁsadūta: Arjuna says to Kṛṣṇa... Arjuna says to Kṛṣṇa... What does he say?
Prabhupāda: No, no, no. First let me know whether you want to submit or not?
Guest (8): I do!
Prabhupāda: First of all answer this question, whether you want to submit or not.
Guest (6): We want to submit after understanding.
Haṁsadūta: Try to understand. The teaching of Bhagavad-gītā, teaching of Bhagavad-gītā begins when Arjuna admits, when he admits that "Oh, now I see. Now I am confused about my duty. Now I am a soul surrendered unto You. You please instruct me."
Guest (6): We don't want... We have not come here... (many Indians talking at once)
Haṁsadūta: If you are not prepared to follow the example of Arjuna and submit yourself...
Guest (2): Swami Bhaktivedanta has said...
Haṁsadūta: No, no, no.
Guest (2): When we are all... (several talking at once)
Haṁsadūta: One at a time. One at a time. Let me make my point, that Gītā begins... The reason Gītā has value is because Arjuna, he admits his ignorance. He says, "Now I am confused about my duty and I am a soul surrendered unto You. You please instruct me." That is the beginning of Bhagavad-gītā. And if, if we want to take, or if we want to get the benefit of Gītā, then we must follow the example of Arjuna, who is the perfect disciple, and Kṛṣṇa is the perfect master. And the first point is you must become submissive.
Guest (2): We understand now what you mean, submissiveness.
Haṁsadūta: So that same thing is there if you want to learn from a spiritual master, that you come with an attitude of submission and prepared to follow the instructions. But if you think, "Well, if I like the instruction, I may follow. And if I don't like, then let him go to hell," then what is the use of inquiry?
Guest (2): No, no, no. We don't want Prabhupāda...
Guest (1): That is not the idea. Submissiveness is the only lesson of Gītā
Haṁsadūta: That is the only lesson. "You just give up all..."
Prabhupāda: No, we cannot hear any more. That is the only lesson. That is the only example.
Haṁsadūta: Kṛṣṇa says, "Give up all forms of religiousness and just surrender unto Me."
Guest (2): You are taking one śloka...
Haṁsadūta: Any śloka, any śloka.
Prabhupāda: Neither you can give up this śloka. You cannot give up this śloka. Yes. So first of all you answer. See practical example. When Arjuna became confused, he said, śiṣyas te 'haṁ śādhi māṁ prapannam: (BG 2.7) "Now I am surrendered unto You. Please teach me." Unless you come to that point, there will be no teaching and there is no use of teaching.