All glories to the maha-mega-super-acarya system, which cleanses ISKCON temples of all unwanted godbrothers along with their repeated complaints, gripes, and envious serving mood. This maha-mega-super-acarya system is the prime benediction for humanity at large because it spreads the imprint of the GBC benediction rubber-stamp. It is the life of all sentimental knowledge, for it increases the ocean of fawning neophyte disciples and enables them to taste what they think is the nectar for which they are always anxious.
O my Lord, my gurupuja alone can render all benediction upon the living beings, thus creating millions of zealous neophyte disciples with names like, Krishna dasa, Govinda dasa etc. They are proof that I am invested with all Your transcendental potencies; and I am so merciful I have no hard and fast devotional rules for these disciples to follow. O my Lord, it is very easy for them to approach me for gurupuja and giving me daksine, but my godbrothers are so unfortunate they have no attraction for doing the same.
I tell everyone to chant the holy name in a humble state of mind. After all, they are lower than straw in the street. Regarding my outrageous behavior, I explain that they should be more tolerant than a tree and devoid of my sense of false prestige. They should expect no respect for themselves but should be ready to offer all respect to me in a moment. In such a humble state of mind, they can chant my "pada" or "deva" name constantly.
O Almighty Lord, I have a strong desire to accumulate wealth, to accept service from beautiful women, to have unlimited numbers of followers, and to hear absurd praises of myself. And You are so nice You let me have all these thing by engaging in Your mixed devotional service, birth after birth.
O new bhaktin, you are my eternal servitor, yet somehow or other you have fallen into this ocean of repeated birth and death. Please let me pick you up from this ocean of birth and death and have your sweet voice on my next bhajan tape.
O my Lord, when will my wrist be decorated with a Rolex watch and when will guru daksine for fulfilling my every whim flow constantly? When will my envious godbrothers' voices choke up while everyone elses' hairs stand on end at the recitation of my name?
O my Lord, because of my busy flight or university class schedule some disciples have never seen me for twelve seconds or more. Feeling my separation, tears are flowing from their eyes like torrents of rain and they are feeling all vacant in my absence.
O my numerous disciples, you will have no one but me as your guru, and I shall remain so, even if I handle you roughly by my outrageous behavior or make you broken-hearted by hardly taking the time to instruct you for advancing in Krishna consciousness. I am completely free to do anything and everything-regardless of what my godbrothers may say-for I am a maha-mega-super-acarya, unconditionally.
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Srila Prabhupada: "One should not try to be an artificially advanced devotee, thinking, "I am a first-class devotee." Such thinking should be avoided. It is best not to accept any disciples." [Cc Madhya 7.130 purport]
Guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya pāya bhakti-latā-bīja. By Kṛṣṇa's mercy one gets guru, and guru's mercy one gets Kṛṣṇa. So, if one is sincere, he will take advantage of guru's mercy and Kṛṣṇa's mercy, and then he will be perfect. This is called bhakti-yoga.
Acceptance of spiritual master means representative of God. Of course, he, he must be representative of God. If unfortunately I accept a bogus man as representative of..., that is my misfortune. But actually, acceptance of spiritual master means he's a bona fide representative of God. Evaṁ paramparā-prāptam imaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ [Bg. 4.2]. That is stated in the Bhagavad-gītā, you'll find.
This is guru's business. Not that because in the śāstra it is said that guru should be honore as Kṛṣṇa, as bhagavān, therefore guru will think, "I have become bhagavān." No. That is māyāvāda.
The guru must be bona fide. Otherwise what is the use of accepting a bogus guru? So what is that bona fide guru? That bona fide guru means one who has accepted Kṛṣṇa as guru. He is bona fide guru. We should not approach a bogus guru, who is like a blind man trying to lead other blind men. We must go to one who has open eyes, to one who has seen the Absolute Truth.
Not a bogus guru. Then you will be cheated. Andhā yathāndair upanīyamānāḥ. The so-called rascal guru, he does not know also what is the aim of life, and if he makes some disciples then śāstra says, andhā yathāndair upanīyamānāḥ, one blind man is trying to guide many other blind men. So what is the benefit? There is no benefit. So if you want to be guided by somebody, he must have opened eyes. Tattva-darśinaḥ, upadekṣyanti tad jñānaṁ tad jñānī tattva-darśinaḥ. Darśana. Darśana means who have got eyes to see what is the absolute truth. Don't go to a blind man, who has no knowledge about the absolute truth. The absolute truth is there, Kṛṣṇa. The sun is there, everyone can see. Sun is not hiding but I am hiding. I am closing my door, how can I see sun? Come to the field, open to the sun and you will see sun. There is sun, there is light. [SB Class 3.25.28]
That is the difference. The same thing. Kṛṣṇa said that sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja [Bg. 18.66], and Caitanya Mahāprabhu said, yāre dekha tāre kaha kṛṣṇa-upadeśa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]. He never said that "Whatever I am saying, you say." No, this is not paramparā system. A guru or a preacher or an ācārya does not manufacture anything concocted. He says the same thing. Evaṁ paramparā-prāptam imaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ [Bg. 4.2]. That is the difference between ācārya and a bogus man. If you go to a bogus man, that is your misfortune.
Srila Prabhupada: "The GBC should all be the instructor gurus. I am the initiator guru, and you should be the instructor guru by teaching what I am teaching and doing what I am doing. This is not a title, but you must actually come to this platform. This is what I want." (Letter to Madhudvisa 4 Aug, 1975)
Srila Prabhupada: "I am the Spiritual Master of this institution, and ALL the members of the Society, they're supposed to be MY disciples. They follow the rules and regulations which I ask them to follow, and they are INITIATED BY ME spiritually" - (Srila Prabhupada Radio Interview, 12 March 1968, San Francisco)
Srila Prabhupada: As soon as you manufacture, fall down. This manufacturing idea is very, very dangerous in spiritual life. ...Our mission is to serve bhakta visesa and live with devotees. NOT THAT YOU TAKE THE PLACE OF GURU. THAT IS NONSENSE, VERY DANGEROUS. Then everything will be spoiled. As soon as you become AMBITIOUS to TAKE THE PLACE of GURU-gurusuh nara matih. That is MATERIAL DISEASE.
Srila prabhupada: "There are many jealous people in the dress of Vaishnavas in this Krishna Consciousness movement, and they should be completely neglected. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says, Kali-cela. He indicates that there are other Vaishnavas, pseudo-Vaishnavas, with tilaka on their nose and kunti beads around their neck. Such a pseudo-Vaishnava associates with money and women and is jealous of successful Vaishnavas." (CC.Madhy.,Ch.1, Text 218 / 220, purport)