Gour Govinda Swami sampradaya?Hanuman das
My video response to another “which guru” question
I decided to start making videos again. But this time quick videos without editing and without elaborate planning and production. The reason I am making videos again is that things started moving in the right direction. I had a deal with Krishna, that I will not make any more videos until I see a revolution, at least in my home country. So, Krishna started moving things, and I am again inspired to make videos.
So, here are 3 letters changed and my video reply:
Initial question by the devotee
I am a new follower in ISKCON. Can you please help me out is Srila Gour Govind Maharaj was a true acarya and according to you is it ok find a guru one who follows him strictly?
Thank you in advance.
Why do you need a guru?
Clarification by the devotee
Thank you for the reply. Below is my small understanding on the question you asked; (if you find me genuine can you please help me with my query. I find Srila GGS a genuine authority in line of Srila Prabhupada.)
I read in Bhagvad Gita as it is by Srila Prabhupada that without a genuine Guru, one cannot approach Krishna, a disciple has to approach a realised soul in three ways
– Surrender to him
– Enquire from him and
– serve him
Below is the quote from Srila Prabhupada BG, as it is
Nor by independent study of books of knowledge can one progress in spiritual life. One has to approach a bona fide spiritual master to receive the knowledge. Such a spiritual master should be accepted in full surrender, and one should serve the spiritual master like a menial servant, without false prestige. Satisfaction of the self-realized spiritual master is the secret of advancement in spiritual life. Inquiries and submission constitute the proper combination for spiritual understanding. Unless there is submission and service, inquiries from the learned spiritual master will not be effective. One must be able to pass the test of the spiritual master, and when he sees the genuine desire of the disciple, he automatically blesses the disciple with genuine spiritual understanding. In this verse, both blind following and absurd inquiries are condemned.
My video reply