Evening Darsana – Everyone Requires A Guru – May 12, 1977, Hrishikesh
829) Whether I know what faith is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— And how to utilize fully, they are all given, direction, in the sastra. Bhagavad-gita is the preliminary understanding, and if we understand Bhagavad-gita, understand Krsna at least little bit… That is the end of instruction, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [Bg. 18.66]. If we have got faith that what Krsna says is right… Sarva-dharman parityajya. That is explained by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, that faith, sraddha… Sraddha he has explained.
sraddha-sabde visvasa kahe sudrdha niscaya
krsne bhakti kaile sarva-karma krta haya [Cc. Madhya 22.62]
Krsna says, sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja [Bg. 18.66], and one who has got faith in these words — “Yes, if I surrender to Krsna, all success will follow…” — this is faith. So faith is the beginning of Krsna consciousness. ———–