Guru Maharaj: In the 4th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam it is said that there is a pastime that the husband has departed from the world and the wife is crying. Then Srila Prabhupada in his purport says, that this way, the disciples should think when their Gurudev leaves this world. There will be feeling of separation intensely for some days, but after that we have to follow the instructions of guru and go on with our lives. This way, we have one more service to follow guru’s instructions carefully. Many times, the guru is present, we do physical service, but our minds wander elsewhere. But in this time of separation, mind will be focused on the guru. Srila Prabhupada said, my guru is always sitting with me. He is always instructing me, he said. This way, the disciples can hear the instructions of the guru and follow them.