Jayapatākā Swami: Spiritual master is connected to Kṛṣṇa and to the guru paramparā. Disciple’s duty is to serve the order of the spiritual master, become very mature in their devotional service and in the spiritual world, the guru will connect one with the appropriate associate of Kṛṣṇa so that they can learn the direct service to Kṛṣṇa. At that time the guru will remain like an old friend, if you need him he will come but otherwise he will directly connect you to Kṛṣṇa’s service.
23-April-2021 Śrīdhāma Māyāpur, India