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Guru Tattva

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Guru Tattva By:  Gaurangasundar dasa Must be uttama-adhikari who can never fall down       
“One should not become a spiritual master unless he has attained the platform of uttama-adhikari .” (The Nectar of Instruction, text 5, purport)
“There is no possibility that a first-class devotee will fall down, even though he may mix with non-devotees to preach. Conviction and faith gradually increase to make one an uttama-adhikari, a first-class devotee.” (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 22.71, purport)
Must be mahabhagavata
“When one has attained the topmost position of maha-bhagavata, he is to be accepted as a guru and worshipped exactly like Hari, the Personality of Godhead. Only such a person is eligible to occupy the post of a guru.” (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 24.330, purport)
Must be liberated soul
“It is to be understood that the conditioned soul is tightly tied by the ropes of illusion. [...] Because the bound cannot help the bound, …

"Adoração no templo não é tão importante."

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"Outdoor kirtana must be done, even at the cost of suspending all editorial work. That is your first and foremost business. Temple worship is not so important. If need be, the whole temple can be locked, but the outdoor kirtana cannot be stopped."
Srila Prabhupada's letter to Rayarama May 16, 1969

"Kirtana ao ar livre deve ser feito, mesmo a custa de suspensão de todo o trabalho editorial. Este é seu primeiro e principal negócio. Adoração no templo não é tão importante. Se necessário, todo templo pode ser trancado, mas o kirtana ao ar livre não pode ser interrompido. . " Carta de Srila Prabhupada a Rayarama, 16 Maio, 1969