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Compassionate Guru and Humble Disciple

Compassionate Guru and Humble Disciple

2017-07-07 Srimad Bhagavatam 11.03.21(B) - Compassionate Guru and Humble Disciple (download mp3) by Prem Kishor Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty SB 11.3.21tasmad gurum prapadyeta jijñasuh sreya uttamamsabde pare ca nisnatam brahmany upasamasrayam Translation: Therefore any person who seriously desires real happiness must seek a bona fide spiritual master and take shelter of him by initiation. The qualification of the bona fide guru is that he has realized the conclusions of the scriptures by deliberation and is able to convince others of these conclusions. Such great personalities, who have taken shelter of the Supreme Godhead, leaving aside all material considerations, should be understood to be bona fide spiritual masters. Purport: According to Srila Sridhara Svami, the word sabde refers to the Vedic literature, and pare refers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The bona fide spiritual master must be nisnatam, deeply experienced in authorized Vedic li