Why do we need a guru?

 Why do we need a guru?

We need a Manthra to connect to Krishna. The Manthra should come through disciplic succession if it should have its full effect.  So, we need a bonafied Guru so that we can get Manthra from him! 

And, we can not go to Krishna’s Kingdom directly. Here, our Guru stands as a connecting point between us & Krishna, because, he is already close to Krishna. 

For example, if you want to meet the Prime Minister, you can not straightaway go to his office & instantly meet him. You need some connecting persons! Someone who is close to P.M or P.M’s Secretary, like that!  He will take you to P.M’s office.  Because, P.M’s office is the protected area. 

Similarly, Krishna’s Goloka is also a protected area. Persons with pending bundle of sins, that have not been cleared yet,  can not enter there. First you should wipe your sins off. You can’t do it on your own. A genuine guru can clear your sins, purify you & take you to Krishna. Like, the Security Personnel/ Secretary of P.M who checks you up thoroughly & confirm that you don’t have any security threats, etc. 

Here, the security threats are sins. They must be removed. Only a pure & bonafide Guru can do this.  

So, if we choose a bonafide guru, we can go to Goloka Vrindavan. If we choose a pretender or money minded person or a person having weakness of senses, sorry, we can not go to Vrindavan, but only to hell or to jail in earth itself.  

Because, such gurus will involve us in the samsara further deeply, and make us to support their sinful acts and hence we too will have to acquire sins.  We will never be cleansed. 

So, think 100 times well before choosing a guru. Pray/ cry to Krishna Himself to show you a right bonafide guru!

Krishna will definitely direct you to a bonafide guru.