Opinion of the acaryas
"opinion of the acaryas" |"opinion of acarya"
SB Canto 6
According to the opinion of the ācāryas, the word krama-yogopalabdhena indicates that by first performing karma-yoga and then jñāna-yoga and finally coming to the platform of bhakti-yoga, one can be liberated
SB 6.1.1, Purport: According to the opinion of the acaryas, the word krama-yogopalabdhena indicates that by first performing karma-yoga and then jnana-yoga and finally coming to the platform of bhakti-yoga, one can be liberated. Bhakti-yoga, however, is so powerful that it does not depend on karma-yoga or jnana-yoga. Bhakti-yoga itself is so powerful that even an impious man with no assets in karma-yoga or an illiterate with no assets in jnana-yoga can undoubtedly be elevated to the spiritual world if he simply adheres to bhakti-yoga. Mam evaisyasy asamsayah. Krsna says in Bhagavad-gita (8.7) that by the process of bhakti-yoga one undoubtedly goes back to Godhead, back home to the spiritual world.
Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Lectures
So there is no other alternative than to follow this principle, follow this principle, to follow the opinion of ācārya
Lecture on CC CC Adi-lila 3.87-88 -- New York, December 27, 1966: So it is the force of love. It is the force of ecstasy that will help you in understanding the science of Krsna, not other way. Not other. You cannot make a speculation; you cannot... Because what is your power of speculating power? Your senses are limited. In conditioned stage our power of, I mean to say, acquiring knowledge through the senses, that is limited. So by limited senses you cannot go. Therefore acintya. Acintyah khalu ye bhava na tams tarkena yojayet. Acintya. It is beyond our jurisdiction of thinking, understanding. So there is no other alternative than to follow this principle, follow this principle, to follow the opinion of acarya. Acaryopasanam. In the Bhagavad-gita it is stated, "If if you want to make progress in knowledge, then you have to follow." Acaryopasanam: "You have to worship acarya." Acaryopasanam. In the Veda it is: acaryavan puruso veda. Veda means knowledge, one who knows. Who knows? "Who has got acarya to guide him." Acaryavan puruso veda. So similarly, therefore, this Vedic system always gives us injunction. Tad-vijnanartham sa gurum evabhigacchet: [MU 1.2.12] "One must go to the authority." And how to become authority? There is no question of research, this research.
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