Guru Maharaj: Our guru parampara is Bhagavata parampara, that means generally, whichever connection is stronger we do it. Whichever relationship is stronger, it is given. In most cases, it is diksa. But in some cases it may be siksa. Like, actually all the cases are usually diksa. But our sampradaya is given by Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada, and he saw that the diksa guru of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was giving preference to the brahmanas, caste brahmanas. So Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura had taken siksa from Siddha Jagannatha das babaji. Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada gave more importance to this. This way it is the Bhagavata parampara. Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakura, audio break Since Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada took his initiation from Gaura Kishore das babaji. So in that way the other vaisnavas accept Gaur Kishore das babaji. That way we also have a diksa parampara. But the parampara which is in our books, is the Bhagavata parampara.
03-Nov-2020 Sridham Mayapur