Madhudviṣa: "Satisfaction of the self-realized spiritual master is the secret of advancement in spiritual life. Inquiries in submission constitute the proper combination for spiritual understanding. Unless there is submission in service, inquiries from the learned spiritual master will not be effective. One must be able to pass the test of the spiritual master. And when the spiritual master sees the genuine desire of the disciple, he automatically blesses the disciple with genuine spiritual understanding. In this verse both blind following and absurd inquiries are condemned."
Prabhupāda: Yes. Blind following and absurd inquiries. These things are condemned in this verse. Blind following means, "Oh, there is a svāmī. So many thousands of people are following. Let me become his disciple." This is called blind following. You do not know what is that svāmī, whether he is a svāmī or he is rascal. You do not know. But because everyone is going, "Oh, let me become his disciple." This is blind following. Without any knowledge, blind following. The svāmī says that "You give me money. I make you immediately God." So this is blind following. And another thing . . . what it says? What? What is that? Blind following?
Madhudviṣa: Absurd inquiries.
Prabhupāda: And absurd inquiries. Absurd inquiries . . . just like somebody goes to so-called spiritual master. There are so many stories, that such-and-such person approached his spiritual master, and he asked his spiritual master, "Can you show me God?" And the spiritual master immediately showed him God. You see? This rascaldom is going on.