How to train one self to become subordinate to Krishna? There are many ways given.
The first thing is one should train one’s self to be subordinate to Krishna by being submissive to the spiritual master. That one realizes my own mind, my own intelligence is not sufficient to reach me to Krishna.
I need the guidance of someone who is already in touch with Krishna through the disciplic succession. Tad viddhi pranipaatena pariprashnena sevaya, upadekshyanti te gyanam, gyaninas tattva darshinaha.
That I should approach him, ask questions, serve, then ask questions, surrender. In this way, I can understand the truth. Unless one is going to accept everything that the spiritual master says as the advice of Krishna, and follow it submissively, there is no need of having a spiritual master.
When one contemplates taking initiation, then one should already be at the stage that they have complete faith that whatever the spiritual master advises me will be to my ultimate welfare.
And that is as good as Krishna giving me advice because the spiritual master is directly in touch with Krishna through the disciplic succession. He knows what is the truth, therefore whatever he advises I should simply do it.HH Jayapataka Swami Lecture – Srimad Bhagavatam
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