“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #5”
The Nectar of Devotion – Vrndavana-29.10.1972–
1165) Whether I know who really fortunate is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————– Pradyumna: “In the Caitanya-caritamrta by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami…”
Pradyumna: “…Lord Caitanya states that it is a fortunate person who comes in contact with a bona fide spiritual master by the grace of Krsna. One who is serious about spiritual life is given by Krsna the intelligence to come in contact with a bona fide spiritual master, and then, by the grace of the spiritual master, one becomes advanced in Krsna consciousness.“
Prabhupada: Yes. This is the statement in the Caitanya-caritamrta.
ei rupe brahmanda bhramite kono bhagyavan jiva
guru-krsna-krpaya paya bhakti-lata-bija [Cc. Madhya 19.151]
We are wandering in different species of life in different planets. Brahmanda bhramite kono bhagyavan jiva. Not all, fortunate. One must be very much fortunate to come in contact with Krsna and guru. ——————————-——-