Go to a realized soul, to a real, bona fide guru

… if anyone wants a high class of knowledge, tattva-jnana, he should go to a realized soul, to a real, bona fide guru.

One may think, “My guru is so high class. In this world there is no one like my guru.” But that guru may actually be bogus, having no transcendental idea. He’s never touched that realm. One may be thinking, “My gurudeva is now the supreme guru of gurus in the whole world. There’s no one else like him.” Will he gain anything by such thinking? Nothing.

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
(Perth, Australia, January 31, 2001, pm)