“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #5”
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, October 31, 1972
1178) Whether I know the meaning of bona fide spiritual master! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
——————– The same guru, Krsna, is instructing Arjuna also. Krsna became guru of Arjuna. Arjuna accepted Him guru: sisyas te ‘ham [Bg. 2.7]. Arjuna said, “Now I am not talking with You as friend, but I accept You as my guru.” Therefore, by sastric conclusion, Krsna is the original guru. Who can deny it? Krsna is jagat-guru. He’s guru of everyone, because everyone (is) accepting this authority of Krsna. Anyone is accepting the authority of Bhagavad-gita, he’s accepting, imperceptibly, Krsna as guru. Therefore, bona fide spiritual master means who is representing Krsna. Who can deny it? ————————-