śrī śrī guru gaurāṅga jayataḥ!

Rays of The Harmonist On-Line Edition

Year 12, Issue 10
Posted: 19 November 2019

Dedicated to
nitya-līlā praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda

Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja

Inspired by and under the guidance of

Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

The Lotus Feet of Śrī Guru

by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda


It is first of all necessary to sit at the lotus feet of śrī guru and obey his commands. It is recognized that to obtain the capacity for all kinds of work or knowledge, or to fulfillany desires unrelated to Kṛṣṇa that can be fulfilled in this world – one must submit to a teacher. 

The knowledge that these teachers give only produces a variety of trivial results. The lotus feet of śrī gurudeva, however, who teaches about the highest good, do not give trivial fruits. The lotus feet of śrī gurudeva provide our real welfare. 

The moment the mercy of śrī gurudeva ceases, diverse, evil desires are bound to make their appearance. It is necessary to be constantly advised in seeking the protection of śrī gurudeva’s lotus feet, and to receive instructions on what mode to approach them in.

If the spiritual teacher does not constantly teach us all these matters, then, in no time, we are bound to lose the treasure we may have otherwise received.

Adapted from The Gauḍīya, Year 20, Numbers 1 and 2
by the Rays of The Harmonist team 

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