“Everybody goes to the West seeking happiness. But when His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada went to the West, he told everybody that you are not happy, for all these reasons. He wasn’t fooled by the presentations of so called happiness. He was seeing reality – what actually was the real situation.
Just like then first Srila Prabhupada arrived in Boston and went for a two hour walk he was outside the New York Harbour and wrote that poem, a prayer preaching Bhagavata Dharma in America. He asked Krishna, “Why do you bring be to this ugrasthana – this hellish place where everybody thinks that they are happy but are actually suffering and are proud of their suffering. It is causing them bondage in the material world, bondage to birth and death.” So Srila Prabhupada was the shelter that the people needed.
In this world today you need shelter of a bonafide spiritual master, you need shelter of the Guru Parampara. The disciplic succession is the link between Krishna and the conditioned souls.”HH Jayapataka Swami From the book: Vaishnava Vani
Courtesy: Mathuradesh Publications