I should try not to disturb his disciples

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I should try not to disturb his disciples

In trying to understand the relationships between Guru and

godbrother, and Guru and disciple, we will find very subtle points of

sentiment. Just as when Krishna entered into the arena of Kamsa he

appeared differently to different persons, the disciples will have

one view of their Guru, and his godbrothers will have another view and

disposition. The disciples of a genuine Guru will see their Guru as being

with Kṛṣṇa, but that may not be seen by his godbrothers.

In madhura-rasa,

Kṛṣṇa is seen in one way, and in vātsalya-rasa, Mother Yashoda sees

Him in another way. The servants see Him in another way. The ṛṣis like

Garga Muni will see Him in another way. As Krishna likes to show

Himself, He will be seen. You may see the Guru in your own way,

but still, you’ll have to behave in such a way that the newcomer’s

faith will not be disturbed.

The newcomers should always be encouraged,

because it is very difficult for a fallen soul to collect his faith and regard

and offer it to the Guru. It should be our concern that they collect

their maximum regard and offer it to the Guru. On the other

hand, I may have my own conception about my godbrother. I may foster

that within my heart. As much as possible I should try not to disturb

his disciples.

Sri Guru And His Grace by Srila Sridhar Maharaja