Oh brother, in the kingdom of devotion you have to surrender yourself fully. That disciple who is unable to do so will not be able to attain Bhagavān’s mercy. Being very careful, follow the instructions of guru and tread the path of devotion. Follow his practices and precepts. Don’t see any shortcoming in guru. You can examine the guru before accepting him; however, after accepting the guru, you must try to practice devotion by understanding his moods and desires. One who does so is a disciple. He who cannot follow his guru is not a disciple.
September 20, 2003 Mathurā