Srila Prabhupada’sInstructions on Caring for Devotees
Letter to: Sri Galim, Delhi, 20November, 1971One who teaches can be treated asSpiritual Master. It is not thatafter we become initiated webecome perfect. No. It requiresteaching. So if we take instructionfrom them, all senior godbrothersmay be treated as guru, there isno harm. Actually, you have onlyone Spiritual Master, whoinitiates you, just as you haveonly one father. But everyVaisnava should be treated as
Letter to: Karandhara, Delhi, 3December, 1971Now you must guide themvery nicely in KrishnaConsciousness, because youare a veteran devotee andpractically speaking thefuture of our KrishnaConscious Society rests inthe hands of my olderdisciples. Give them allfacility to perfect their lives
Letter to: Satadari, Los Angeles, 7July, 1974A shiksa guru is anyone whocan give spiritualadvancement. You takeinstruction from my books,and if you are unable tounderstand any portion ofthe books, then you can getit explained by any seniordevotee, whetherMadhukanta or anyone else.
Letter to: Mandakini, Los Angeles, 8February, 1970Please learn our KrishnaConsciousness way of lifefrom the good guidanceof the older devoteesthere.
Letter to: Malati, Los Angeles, 6March, 1970I have asked them to takeinstruction from you, oneof their elder Godsisters.Whatever you havelearned-you are one ofthe old students-whateveryou have gathered byexperience, you musthand them over to the
Letter to: Goverdhan, 1975 So. LaCienega Blvd., Los Angeles, Cal.90034, March 6, 1970You should askguidance inunderstandingKrishnaConsciousness fromyour elder God-brothers.
Letter to: Kasturika, Los Angeles, 25April, 1970Now try to learn ourphilosophy verynicely with the helpof your elder Godbrothers and sisters.
Letter to: Kenneth, Bombay, 17November, 1970When you have somedifficult point you canask advice from SrimanHayagriva or yourelder Godbrothers.
Letter to: Satsvarupa,Bombay, 25 November, 1970You are right to say that theexample and kindly guidance ofour elder members in the Society isthe most profound force formotivating our students both newand old towards advanced KrishnaConsciousness. Neglect of followingthe regulative activities and so-called advancement on the basis ofself-motivation are both offensive.One should sincerely try to bringhimself to the stage of devotional
Letter to: Tradhis, Nagapatni,Gorakhpur, 11 February, 1971Please takeencouragement andguidance from yourelder Godbrothersand sisters and behappy in KrishnaConsciousness.
Letter to: Sukhada, London, 4August, 1971If there are anyquestions, alwaysrefer them to yourelder godbrothersand sisters.