Srila Prabhupada; Guru is not a fashion-First serve him-then you have right to ask questions – compiled by Damaghosa dasa

October 17, 2016 in Damaghosa Dasa by Laksman dasa

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Subject: Guru is not a fashion-First serve him-then you have right to ask questions
compiled by damaghosa dasa


761027SB.VRN Lectures 225040/530501
To accept guru means the disciple should be very very eager to
know. Sad-dharma prcchat. Adau gurvasrayam. Why you accept a guru? “It
is a fashion.” Fashion. Nowadays they accept a guru fashion. “Everyone
has guru. Everyone has a dog. Well, let me keep a dog.” Like that. A
pet dog. So similarly, to keep a pet guru, that is not One should be
very inquisitive: sad-dharma prcchat. And everywhere the same thing.
Pariprasna. Tad viddhi pranipatena pariprasnena sevaya. But don’t make
inquiries cheap: “Here is my guru, and he’s meant for answering all my
questions. Let me go on questioning, questioning, questioning.” No.
Sevaya. You must serve. You must be ready to serve him. Then you have
got right to make question. Otherwise not. Two things. First of all,
you must find out a person where you can fully surrender, pranipatena.
And then you can inquire, and the inquiry should be compensated by
seva. Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasada. Sevonmukhe hi jihvadau svayam
eva sphuraty adah. The more you are inclined to render seva, the more
the truth becomes revealed.
 

yasya deve para bhaktir
yatha-deve tatha gurau
tasyaite kathita hy arthah
prakasante (mahatmanah)
 

It is a different science. The more you are inclined to render

service, the more spiritual truth becomes revealed. And two things: if
you are not inquisitive, don’t bother yourself to have a guru.
Useless. There is no need
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