(Kadamba Kanana Swami, April 2005, Durban, South Africa, Ratha Yatra Lecture)
The spiritual master is not just an authority; he is our well-wisher and because he is our well-wisher, he has no other interest than to see that we are doing well. When the spiritual master finds some nice quality in the disciple, he is immediately pleased! But when the spiritual master is upset with us, then it is time to learn! The most pleasing service to the spiritual master is when we give Krsna consciousness to others.