~ One Sat-Śisya Can Do Wonders ~
Sent in by Goloka Vrindavana Dasa
Devotee: He was a pure Vaiṣṇava.
Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami: Prabhupāda has such purity. He is a pure devotee. He has such strength. He speaks pure kṛṣṇa-kathā that is not different from Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is all-attractive; therefore everyone is attracted to someone who speaks pure kṛṣṇa-kathā. This and only this is the thing required. If you do this then you are the true successor to Prabhupāda. You are a real devotee, sat-śisya, a true disciple. He will be very happy with you. Prabhupāda will think, “Oh, I have made one sat-śisya who could do this for me.” Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Mahārāja was a powerful Vaiṣṇava. There are no such Vaiṣṇavas nowadays. Just prior to his departure from this planet he called all of his disciples and said, “No one is my disciple.” What does that mean? That means he considered that no one had followed his instruction as it is. They had twisted his instructions and added their own deliberations. Therefore he considered that no one was his disciple. He said, “If I could make just one sat-śisya, then I would think my guru-ship is successful.” Do you understand what he meant? It has a very deep purport. Thousands and thousands of disciples may be there, but if there is just one sat-śisya then he can do wonders. He can do everything. He can fulfill the purpose of his guru, the desires of his guru. He will get all the blessings, all the mercy from his guru. He will be empowered.
(From a darśana with His Divine Grace Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami in Barcelona, Spain, on the 22th August 1994)