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The duty of a spiritual master is to say give up all dharma and surrender unto the lotus feet of Krishna. He is a spiritual master. Otherwise the rest are cheaters. One who himself becomes Krishna, he is a cheater

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The duty of a spiritual master is to say give up all dharma and surrender unto the lotus feet of Krishna. He is a spiritual master. Otherwise the rest are cheaters. One who himself becomes Krishna, he is a cheater. And the one who says surrender unto the lotus feet of Krishna, he is a spiritual master. This is the difference. You test him to see what he says.

Organizer: As I had mentioned before that if someone wants to ask questions, tad viddhi praṇipātena paripraśnena sevayā (BG 4.34), first come here and offer obeisances, (indistinct), there are two questions (indistinct) kindly give us the definition of bona fide spiritual master.

Srila Prabhupada: The spiritual master is one who preaches what the Lord speaks. The Lord says, sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja (BG 18.66) this is dharma. And the duty of a spiritual master is to say give up all dharma and surrender unto the lotus feet of Krishna. He is a spiritual master. Otherwise the rest are cheaters. One who himself becomes Krishna, he is a cheater. And the one who says surrender unto the lotus feet of Krishna, he is a spiritual master. This is the difference. You test him to see what he says. If he says what Krishna says, mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja, the spiritual master also says, surrender unto the lotus feet of Krishna, Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, surrender unto the lotus feet of Krishna, that is a spiritual master. And the ones who talk nonsense, they are not spiritual masters. This is the fact. See from both sides. That’s all.

Organizer: It is said (indistinct), first battle Ramayana was between Rama and Ravana, the second battle Krishna Mahabharata, what will happen in the third battle?

Srila Prabhupada: In the third you will have to fight (laughter). You are the incarnation (laughs) . What will happen in the third, remain in the second one first. First accept what the Lord says in the second one, and then talk about the third one. First accept what the Lord says now sarva-dharmān parityajya mām ekaṁ śaraṇaṁ vraja (BG 18.66). Then what will He say in the third instance. That third instance is there, Caitanya Mahaprabhu, He says, harer nāma harer nāma harer nāmaiva kevalam kalau nāsty eva these are the words of the scriptures, not manufactured by Caitanya Mahaprabhu. This is stated in the Brhad Naradiya Purana that in Kaliyuga, harer nāma harer nāma harer nāmaiva kevalam, do all this, then you will be benefitted, you will be liberated, happy.