“I will take you to Lord Sri Krsna, but there is one condition. I don’t want anything from you – I want only your loyalty. Why did you first perform guru-puja when I arrived this morning? Can we achieve bhakti without the help of Guru? I want you all to become loyal.
What is loyalty to guru? You should know that a real and qualified guru is not like an ordinary person. Do not think that guru dies like a mortal person.
I have never told anyone of you that you should come to me and I will make you acarya, and that you will be guru of all. Have I told you this? If anyone wants this, he is not being loyal. If anyone conceals something from guru – if he is keeping something secret from guru – guru, not me – what will guru do? He will not give bhakti to that person. You can learn so many philosophical conclusions (siddhantas), but you will not receive real bhakti from him. He has the right to reserve it.
It depends on you. If you are loyal and have nothing to take from Gurudeva – only his bhakti – he will know this. He will give you bhakti with realization. Otherwise, bhakti will never, never, never be possible for you. If you are a cheater, you should know that guru is the cheater of the cheaters. He is the best cheater. He will cheat you. Nowadays this cheating inclination of disciples is in the air. Be careful about this.
Some whistling winds are coming; some idea that, “We should keep something for ourselves.” Some are thinking, “Later on, when guru will die, this and that will happen. We will do this and that.” In such persons eyes guru dies – and they want that guru will die very soon, so that “we will be acarya.” But guru will never die. So you should be alert – very, very careful. Don’t mix with persons who have this idea. I want to stop that influence. I don’t want to waste your time and your life. I want only to give you bhakti. Some wrong ideas are coming, and we should try to stop this nonsense.”
Los Angeles, California
June 8, 2005