Prabhupada: Columbus, May 9, 1969

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Hare Krsna Dear Prabhus,

So did Lord Caitanya initiate EVERYONE to be a Diksa-guru initiating spiritual master In HIS presence, not just vartma-pradasak or maybe siksa-guru!!! That would be against sastric injunction, not to initiate in the presence of one’s guru. However the bogus guroo club now allow that, in order to try and endorse that’s what Mahaprabhu meant anyway….

Yfs, Balaram das.

EXCERPT: Bhagavad-gītā 4.1–2 Columbus, May 9, 1969

“…You haven’t got to comment or add anything, something. But to present, you can speak something, but the central point should not be missed. Then people will be benefited. Then people will be benefited. They will receive the message as it is, and this is transcendental message.

Caitanya Mahāprabhu says,

āmāra ājñāya guru hañā tāra’ ei deśa
yāre dekha, tāre kaha ‘kṛṣṇa’-upadeśa

[Cc. Madhya 7.128] [“Instruct everyone to follow the orders of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa as they are given in the Bhagavad-gītā and Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. In this way become a spiritual master and try to liberate everyone in this land.”]

Lord Caitanya says that “Every one of you become the spiritual master. Every one of you. Why one, two? Every one of you.” “Oh, spiritual master is very difficult job.” No. No difficult job. Caitanya Mahā… Āmāra ājñāya: “Just try to carry out My order. That’s all. Then you become spiritual master.” And if you interpolate, if you put something nonsense, rubbish, to show your so-called rascal’s education, then it is spoiled. Immediately spoiled. And if you present as it is, then it is pure…”

Bhagavad-gītā 4.1–2

Columbus, May 9, 1969

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