Prabhupāda: To understand Kṛṣṇa is not ordinary thing. Kṛṣṇa says,
- manuṣyāṇāṁ sahasreṣu
- kaścid yatati siddhaye
- yatatām api siddhānāṁ
- kaścin vetti māṁ tattvataḥ
- (BG 7.3)
So this truth is understandable through the…, through Kṛṣṇa or through Kṛṣṇa's representative. In Bhagavad-gītā Kṛṣṇa says,
- mayy āsakta-manāḥ pārtha
- yogaṁ yuñjan mad-āśrayaḥ
- (BG 7.1)
Mad-āśrayaḥ. Mad-āśrayaḥ means "Under My…, under Me." Actually it means, mad-āśrayaḥ means, one who has taken the shelter of Kṛṣṇa, or one who has surrendered to Kṛṣṇa without any reservation. He is called mad-āśrayaḥ, or one who has taken shelter of Kṛṣṇa perfectly. So this yoga, this bhakti-yoga, as it is stated here, bhagavad-bhakti-yogataḥ, so bhagavad-bhakti-yoga can be learned when one takes fully shelter at the lotus feet of a bhagavad-bhakta. That is called bhaga... He cannot become bhagavad-bhakta independent, without caring for your spiritual master. That is nonsense. That is rascaldom. He will never be able.
We are singing daily, yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādo. But you do not know the meaning, unfortunately. Yasya prasādād: if the spiritual master is pleased, then Bhagavān is pleased; not that independently. Yasya..., yasya prasādād. In the ten kinds of offenses, the first offense is guror avajñā (Padma Purāṇa, Brahma Khaṇḍa 25.15-18), disobeying the orders of guru. And especially guru's business is to preach Kṛṣṇa consciousness. And if a person blasphemes a person who is preaching all over the world Kṛṣṇa consciousness, that is the greatest offense. But we are reading ten kinds of offenses, gurvaṣṭaka, and the guru's... Do you know the meaning, what is that, śrī-guru-carana-padma? What is that song? Read it.
Devotee: Śrī-guru-carana-padma, kevala bhakati-sadma...
Devotee: Bando mui sāvadhāna...
Prabhupada: Ah, sāvadhāna mate, "with great care." You sing this song—do you know the meanings? No. Who can explain the meaning? Yes, you explain.
Devotee: Śrī-guru-carana-padma means "the lotus feet of the guru." Kevala bhakati-sadma, that he is a reservoir of all devotion, or bhakti. Bando mui sāvadhāna means that we worship him with great awe.
Prabhupada: Hmm. Read. Read the other lines.
Devotee: Jāhāra prasāde bhāi...
Prabhupada: Ah, jāhāra prasāde bhāi. Then?
Devotee: E bha va toriyā jāi.
Prabhupada: E bha va toriyā jāi. If one is, I mean to say, favored by guru, then the path to cross over the nescience is clear. Jāhāra prasāde bhāi, e bha va toriyā jāi. Then, next line.
Devotee: Kṛṣṇa-prāpti hoy jāhā hāte.
Prabhupada: And krṣṇa-prāpti hoy jāhā hate: by the favor of guru one gets Kṛṣṇa. This is the…Yasya prasādād bhagavat. Everywhere. This is bhagavad-bhakti-yoga. So one who has not attained this state, what is this bhagavad-bhakti? This is rascaldom. That is not bhagavad...
- evaṁ prasanna-manaso
- (SB 1.2.20)