Guru is required for spritual upliftment.


May 1, 2019
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In the Beginning of Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Arjuna was talking to Sri Krishna like a friend & Krishna was questioning how he, as a military man, could give up fighting? But when Arjuna saw that friendly talks would not make a solution to his problems, he surrendered to Sri krishna saying, "sisyast ham sadhe mam tvam prapannam:" - now I am your disciple & a soul surrendered unto you. Please instruct me. (Bg 2.7) this is the process. It is not that we should blindly surrender, but we should be able to inquire with intellegence.

Conclusion: In material world if one wants to be a musician, he has to search for a musician, to become a dancer search for a dance teacher. We cannot become a Doctor just by reading few books, one has to admit to a medical college & undergo training under licenced Doctor. Same way it is not possible to learn any major subject by reading books. Someone is needed to show us how to apply that knowledge which is found in books. As far as Science of God is concerned, Sri Krishna - The supreme personality of Godhead himself advice us to go to a person whom we can surrender. This means that we have to check to see if a person is capable of giving instructions in Bhagwad Gita, Bhagwatam & other literatures. We should be very serious to find such a spritual guru.

His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupad
||HaRe KriShNa||