The guru, or acaryadeva, as we learn from the bona fide scriptures, delivers the message of the absolute world, the transcendental abode of the Absolute Personality, where everything nondifferentially serves the Absolute Truth. We have heard so many times: mahajano yena gatah sa panthah ("Traverse the trail which your previous acarya has passed"), but we have hardly tried to understand the real purport of this sloka.
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"The lack of these aspects of sincerity is the cause of all of the confusion in the movement today, on the part of the leadership and even on the part of the new members..."
"One time we were distributing Arabic Bhagavad-gitas in Beirut during the civil war (1978). Bombs were blowing off everywhere and machine gun fire riddled the buildings around us. We ended up in a very dangerous area of the city..."
Srila Prabhupāda: "One who cannot rise early in the morning, he is not spiritually serious. That is test. Brāhma-muhūrta, this hour, one hour before sunrise, is very auspicious moment."
How do we live in this world and still incur no reactions to our work? I would think this is a good question most devotees have asked themselves at least once or twice. Srila Prabhupada, as our guru gives us that answer below.
"When something is arranged by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one should not be disturbed by it, even if it appears to be a reverse according to one's calculations."
"...unless one has got better engagement, Kṛṣṇa consciousness, surely they will be engaged in this breaking and building, breaking and building. Childish engagement."
A lecture by Srila Prabhupada where he explains that were it not for the mercy of Narada Muni and his Pancaratriki systemof purification, nobody in this age could be accepted as a brahmana.