The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #1″ -72/10/20 Vrndavana, By Srila Prabhupada!
864) Whether I know what siddhanta is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————— Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s secretary, Sri Svarupa Damodara, recommended one brahmana, bhagavat para giya bhagavat sthane. Bhagavat… He, he came to Caitanya Mahaprabhu to read some poetry he had written, but it was the system that unless anything written… There were many devotees. Caitanya Mahaprabhu was living at Puri, Jagannatha Puri. So many devotees from other provinces used to come and visit. And some of them wrote some poetries. But all of them, first of all, would be tested by Svarupa Damodara. And then he’ll be allowed to go before Caitanya Mahaprabhu and read it. That was the system. Because people do not know siddhanta. General people. Those who are advanced devotee, they know siddhanta, the conclusion. In the Caitanya-caritamrta, therefore, it has been advised,
siddhanta baliya citte na kara alasa
iha haite krsne lage sudrdha manasa [Adi 2.117]
If you neglect siddhanta, conclusion, given by the acaryas, then you will misunderstand Krsna. ———————