Adjusting to the desire of the spiritual master
Srila Prabhupada often said that one doesn’t require to be a big scholar; one should simply cent per cent surrender to the order of the spiritual master…We have no other choice and therefore we have to deeply meditate on how to become a better servant of the spiritual master. It’s not just a matter of doing nice things, trying to do your best- no. Servant means that one has to adjust to the will of the spiritual master. We can have our own idea on ‘how I am going to be a good devotee’ and we can have our own projection of the role of a good devotee and then we can go play the pure devotee profile. And whatever we’ve learnt from scripture about the pure devotee, we just try and act it out! And then we think that we are a good disciple! But no, because the spiritual master may want something else for us…

(HH Kadamba Kanana Swami, 2005)


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