Madhudviṣa: "The path of religion is directly enunciated by the Lord. Therefore mental speculation or dry arguments cannot help one progress in spiritual life. One has to approach a bona fide spiritual master to receive the knowledge. Such a teacher should be accepted in full surrender, and one should serve the spiritual master like a menial servant, without false prestige."
Prabhupāda: Yes. The brahmacārī means . . . these are indication. When a person . . . when a boy becomes brahmacārī, even if he is the son of a very rich man, he should live with the spiritual master as a menial servant. These are the injunction. That Kṛṣṇa . . . Kṛṣṇa, He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Apart from His Godheadship, He was very rich man's son. Really He was a very great king's son, Vasudeva, but He was given under the protection of King Nanda, Nanda Mahārāja, His foster father. He was also very rich man, very . . . he was king . . .
(break) . . . training of brahmacārī. So how he can see? If he is grown up, he cannot see any other woman in other way. He thinks, "Every woman is mother." This is the training. Of course, that training is not possible at the present moment. The days have changed. But this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is so nice that even brahmacārī begins immediately, he is trained up. He is trained up very nicely.
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?