So śāstra, śāstra-cakṣuṣaḥ. You should see through the śāstra. That is our advice. We don’t see with our imperfect aparatus. Eyes are imperfect. All our senses are imperfect. Either you see through microscope or telescope or any scope, there is no scope of seeing right. There is no. So this is explained. Therefore śāstra says, Vedānta says, śāstra-cakṣuṣaḥ. Paśyanti jñāna-cakṣuṣaḥ (BG 15.9) in the Bhagavad-gītā. Paśyanti jñāna-cakṣuṣā: eyes should be enlightened by knowledge. That is real eyes. These blunt eyes is not eyes. Therefore guru is worshiped,
- cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena
- tasmai śrī-gurave
Just we are singing,
- guru-mukha-padma-vākya, cittete koriyā aikya,
- ār nā koriho mane āśā
- (Śrī-guru-vandanā 2)
Do not try to foolishly search anything and waste your time. Hear from a bona fide spiritual master, and that is final knowledge. That is final knowledge.
There is no question of researching or corroborating when the guru is speaking. Guru is bona fide, he will speak the right thing because he has got the knowledge from the right source. That is guru. Guru means one who has received the knowledge from the right source and distributed the same knowledge. He is not manufacturing. That is Guru. Guru is worshiped because he is delivering the right thing—no nonsense. That is guru. Why guru should be worshiped? Sākṣād-dharitvena samasta (Śrī Gurv-aṣṭaka 7)—because he has no cheating propensity. That is guru. Guru hasn’t got… To become a guru, then you require very good qualifications, and the best qualification is that he does not cheat. Cheater, how he can become guru? The first qualification is cheating. If cheater can become teacher—no. Cheater is cheater. So don’t be misled by cheaters. Go to the real teacher. Tad-vijñānārthaṁ sa gurum evābhigacchet (Muṇḍaka Upaniṣad 1.2.12). One must have…, go to real guru.
So how shall I find real guru? That is very easy. Eh? How it is? Caitanya Mahāprabhu gives us direction. He says, "You become a guru." He asked everyone—not only the Indians, but everyone. Especially He has advised the Indians to become perfect and distribute the knowledge throughout the whole world. Because actually knowledge is there, revealed. That is a fact, Vedic knowledge. So one has to make his life perfect by receiving Vedic knowledge through the right source, and distribute the knowledge. It is not very difficult. So that is the injunction of Caitanya Mahāprabhu.