Can only Indians be gurus?

    Posted on March 9, 2015

So how shall I find real guru? That is very easy. Eh? How it is? Caitanya Mahaprabhu gives us direction. He says, "You become a guru." He asked everyone -- not only the Indians, but everyone. Especially He has advised the Indians to become perfect and distribute the knowledge throughout the whole world. Because actually knowledge is there, revealed. That is a fact, Vedic knowledge. So one has to make his life perfect by receiving Vedic knowledge through the right source, and distribute the knowledge. It is not very difficult. So that is the injunction of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He asked especially the Indians,

bharata-bhumite manusya janma haila yara
janma sarthaka kari' kara para-upakara
[Cc. Adi 9.41]

Anyone who has taken birth in India, Bharatavarsa, because he has got the facilities, the Vedas -- the Bhagavad-gita, Srimad-Bhagavatam, Vedanta-sutra -- all these things are cultivated in India. So they have got the facilities, but at the present moment the people have become rascals. They have given up the Vedic knowledge. They are hankering after technic knowledge. That is India's main fault. Otherwise real knowledge is there, and Caitanya Mahaprabhu said that "Make your life perfect by understanding the Vedic knowledge, and distribute it." So distribute.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.1.34-36 -- June 2, 1976, Los Angeles

 

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