“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #5”
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, October 31, 1972
1176) Whether I know who a bona fide spiritual master is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————– This question, we were just discussing before coming to the class, how to select a bona fide spiritual master. So that is not very difficult. Just like in our ordinary business life, we accept somebody as representative of the firm who is actually come, canvassing for the benefit of the firm. He’s representative. Suppose he’s representing some book seller, publisher, so he should canvass for selling the books published by his firm, not for anything else. Suppose he has taken the advantage of becoming representative of a business firm, but he’s doing his own business. He’s not bona fide. He’s not bona fide. ——-———————