“Lord Caitanya said that though Lord Krishna’s pastimes are not physically present now, we could serve Krishna in separation. That is actually perfection in devotion – when we serve Krishna in separation.
Similarly while the spiritual master is present, it is an opportunity to try to learn as much about devotional service, so that you can take advantage because when the spiritual master is not physically present, you have to serve in separation.
So the ideal thing is to learn as much as we can when we have the opportunity.”HH Jayapataka Swami From the book: Taking Shelter of Krishna
Courtesy: Mathuradesh Publications