SB-1.2.11— The Word In understanding, October 22, 1972 , Vrndävana
450) Whether I know I can’t be the knower of Krishna on my own! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————————–Because here it is: vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvam [SB 1.2.11]. Tattva-vit. Yei krsna-tattva-vetta sei guru haya [Cc. Madhya 8.128].
So guru means krsna-tattva-vit, one who knows about Krsna. So Caitanya Mahmprabhu, He explains about Krsna. Krsna explains about Himself. The Gosvmmis, Sad Gosvmmis, they are explaining about Krsna. And in their parampara system, the acaryas, they are also explaining Krsna. So if we do not go through these tattva-vits, then we’ll misunderstand Krsna. Therefore Narottama dasa Thakura says, rüpa-raghunatha-pade hoibe akuti, kabe hama bujhabo se jugala-piriti. All of a sudden, if you become a knower of the jugala-piriti, love of Radha-Krsna, then there is chance of becoming fallen. There is chance. So we should… Vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvam [SB 1.2.11]. We must approach the tattva-vit, one who knows the truth; through them, through him, we should try to understand Krsna. Not simply by —————–