by purujit dasa
So it is not a question of verifying the source. The verifying mentality itself is the proof of our stubborn blind faith in our limited perception. It is a question of developing a genuine desire to get to know the Complete Whole and our relationship with Him seriously. The Complete Whole, Krsna then from within will guide us to come in contact with the perfect knowledge, perfect guru and perfect association.
sarvasya cāhaṁ hṛdi sanniviṣṭomattaḥ smṛtir jñānam apohanaṁ ca
I am seated in everyone's heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness.
īśvaraḥ sarva-bhūtānāṁhṛd-deśe 'rjuna tiṣṭhatibhrāmayan sarva-bhūtāniyantrārūḍhāni māyayā
The Supreme Lord is situated in everyone's heart, O Arjuna, and is directing the wanderings of all living entities, who are seated as on a machine, made of the material energy.
If we become serious about getting out of ignorance and understand the Complete Whole, Krsna Himself will put us in contact with the bona fide Vedic authority coming in the disciplic succession. And if we still want to remain in darkness then he will put us into contact with a nonsense so-called authority, so we can get cheated. So we just need to become serious. That’s all.
ye yathā māṁ prapadyantetāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy ahammama vartmānuvartantemanuṣyāḥ pārtha sarvaśaḥ
All of them-as they surrender unto Me-I reward accordingly. Everyone follows My path in all respects, O son of Pṛthā.
Bali Mardana: If someone is actually sincere, can he be cheated or will he always get a bona fide guru?Prabhupāda: No, if he is sincere he'll get. Yes. Guru-kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya pāya bhakti-latā-bīja [Cc. Madhya 19.151]. Guru and Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is within you. As soon as He sees that you are sincere, He'll give you the right person.Bali Mardana: So if you are not completely sincere, you might get a Guru Maharaji.Prabhupāda: Huh?Bali Mardana: If you're not completely sincere, you might get someone else.Prabhupāda: Yes. Because you want to be cheated, you go to the cheater. That's all. Ye yathā māṁ prapadyante tāṁs tathaiva bhajāmy aham [Bg. 4.11]. Kṛṣṇa is intelligent, superintelligent. If you are a cheater, He'll cheat you. He'll cheat you. First-class cheat, Kṛṣṇa. But if you're actually sincere, then He'll give you the right thing. That is stated in the Bhag..., mattaḥ smṛtir jñānam apohanaṁ ca: [Bg. 15.15] "Everything is coming from Me: smṛtiḥ, remembrance, and forgetfulness." If you are a cheater, Kṛṣṇa will give you such intelligence, you'll forget Kṛṣṇa forever.
Morning Walk -- December 7, 1973, Los Angeles
We simply have to desire the right thing. And that is the beginning of our freedom.