Spiritual Masters

To learn anything well—in any field of knowledge—it helps to have a good teacher. It's just as true for spiritual life as it is for tennis, piano, physics, or auto repair. This is why all sincere spiritual seekers eventually try to find a guru, or spiritual master.

What are the qualifications of a genuine guru? Why is finding one so important?

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A priest at Advaita Acharya's house tells of Srila Prabhupada visiting there to pray for blessings before coming to the USA.

When it comes to repairing our temporary body, we're eager to hear what the experts have to say. Not so, in spiritual matters.

Subhananda dasa speaks with Harvard professor Harvey Cox and his divinity students on the traditional role of the guru.

"What are the qualifications of the spiritual master? How can I find a bona fide spiritual master?" Jayadvaita Swami fields students' questions.

"If you understand you're not perfect, what's the use of trying to study the world this way and that? If you are imperfect, the result will be imperfect."

Christian, Muslim, Hindu—it doesn’t matter. A genuine spiritual master simply tries to get people to become devotees of Krishna, or God.