Guru, Sadhu and Above All … Sastra

Srila Narottama dasa Thakura says:

sadhu-sastra-guru-vakya
cittete kariya aikya

One should accept a thing as genuine by studying the words of saintly people, the spiritual master and the sastra. The actual center is the sastra, the revealed scripture. If a spiritual master does not speak according to the revealed scripture, he is not to be accepted. Similarly, if a saintly person does not speak according to the sastra, he is not a saintly person. The sastra is the center for all.

(Sri Caitanya-caritamrta 20.352 Purport)


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