(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Lecture)
Srila Prabhupada was the best spiritual master. What better spiritual master could one possibly think of!? He was the best but still many of his disciples were not successful in following their vows because everyone has his own destiny in his hands. The spiritual master can only help us. As Prabhupada said, “When the plane is on the ground then there are a lot of people around the plane – putting fuel, checking the tyres and so many things are going on. Ground staff are everywhere! But once the plane is up in the air then you are on your own!”
Everyone has to fly their own plane. You also have to fly your own plane!