One Must Hear from a Bonafide Spiritual Authority

In order to get the spiritual benefit from hearing the Gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam, one must hear from a bona fide spiritual authority, not a word juggler or a professional reciter. By presenting word-by-word meaning, translation, and elaborate purports, you have established that the Supreme is a sentient being, and His original name is Krishna. The process for understanding Him is by executing devotional service by following the devotional manuals your books. In executing devotional service, it is essential that one hears properly from a bona fide spiritual master. If one dears properly, then he can preach properly. You were always serious about preaching Krishna consciousness. When you first started attending Srila Bhaktisiddhanta’s lectures, you would sit through and listen attentively, even if you could not understand, while others left.

Gopala Krishna dasa (Goswami)

Vyasapuja Homeage from GBC 1980