1. Obedience is first discipline

    “One who takes asraya, shelter of a devotee, Krsna does not give him up. Krsna accepts him.” Yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasadah… **. Because if that person who is giving shelter, if he’s pleased, Krsna is immediately… If he recommends a fool, “Oh, Krsna, here is a devotee,” Krsna will accept immediately. It doesn’t matter whether he’s a fool or rascal. Because he is recommended by representative, he will be accepted. Yasya pra... This is the meaning of yasya prasadad bhagavat-pra… Without his recommendation there is no entry in Krsna’s kingdom. Yasya-prasadad na gatih kuto ‘pi. If he displeases Krsna’s representative he has no entrance to the Krsna’s kingdom, however learned he may be or whatever he may be. Immediately rejected. In a business office, suppose a secretary is there. A clerk does not accept the order of the secretary. Immediately he should be dismissed. In my personal experience, when I was young manager in a big chemical concern, one correspondent clerk, he disobeyed me. I reported to the head boss. He immediately came and he said, “Get out immediately from the office.” And he wanted to plead in so many ways. Said, “No, I don’t want. If you don’t go out, then I shall call my doorman. He will forcibly get you out. Get out.” I was sorry because this man is dismissed immediately, but he took. Disobedient… “Obedience is first discipline.” So if Krsna’s representative is disobeyed — “Get out immediately.” Krsna is very strict.

    Srila Prabhupada — December 12, 1970, Indore