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With blind faith one may talk with Govinda

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For those who accept His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada as an authority on what is and what is not in Bhakti yoga, and accept his books and other preaching mechanisms to be fully revelatory, here are two separate paragraphs from the same lecture which point to, in theory, exactly how submissive to spiritual authority we must be and what rewards await such as Dictation from Krsna within the material realm, and yes the kind where HE TALKS TO YOU.


Note also the classic and fully satisfying definition of disciplic succession. Success is when the disciple accepts because the Saintly person accepts. It is a matter of faith.



Seattle Oct 18, 1968:


So here in the Bhagavad-gita, the Supreme Personality of Godhead explaining Himself, Krsna. So if you say, "How can I believe that Krsna said? Somebody has written in the name of Krsna that 'Krsna said,' 'God said.' " No. This is called disciplic succession. You will see in this book, Bhagavad-gita, Krsna, what Krsna said, and how Arjuna understood. These things are described there. And the sadhu, saintly person, beginning from Vyasadeva, Narada, down to many acaryas, Ramanujacarya, Madhvacarya, Visnu Svami, and latest, Lord Caitanya, in this way, they have accepted: "Yes. It is spoken by Krsna." So this is the proof. If saintly persons have accepted... They have not denied. Authorities, they have accepted, "Yes." This is called sadhu. And because sadhu, saintly persons have accepted, therefore it is scripture. That is the test. Just like... It is common sense affair. If the lawyers accept some book, then it is to be understood that this is lawbook. You cannot say that "How can I accept this is law?" The evidence is the lawyers are accepting. Medical... If the medical practitioners accept, then that is authoritative medical. Similarly, if saintly persons are accepting Bhagavad-gita as scripture, you cannot deny it.


"Why Krsna cannot hear your prayer, sincere prayer? How can you say it? Nobody can deny it. So, premanjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santah sadaiva hrdayesu vilokayanti [bs. 5.38]. Just like thousands and thousands of miles away you can transfer the television picture or your radio sound, similarly, if you can prepare yourself, then you can see always Govinda. It is not difficult. This is stated in Brahma-samhita, premanjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena. Simply you have to prepare your eyes, your mind in that way. Here is a television box within your heart. This is the perfection of yoga. It is not you have to purchase one machine, or television set. It is there, and God is also there. You can see, you can hear, you can talk, provided you have got the machine. You repair it, that's all. The repairing process is Krsna consciousness."




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