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Question: How will I accept gurudev’s instructions and service given by the authority as my life and soul and carry it out?

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Jayapataka Swami: The guru, he doesn’t say his own opinion. Sadhu,sastra, guru give the evidence. Whatever the guru says you can ask him where it is given in sastra. If the sastra or guru or life of some devotee that evidence is there. Some modern gurus, they say that they don’t believe in sastra. They are not qualified gurus.  Guru means that like a lawyer, he quotes case evidence and laws. A lawyer cannot say, ‘see my client, he is accused of murder but he is a nice guy! Actually he is a good guy! He eats rosogolla! Ha! And he has a pet dog! We should have mercy on him! Otherwise who will feed his dog?’ A lawyer cannot say that! Similarly a guru cannot say that ‘oh worship Tulasi, better than that do eggplant puja!’