Human Life is meant for inquiring about the Absolute Truth. I was taught by my parents that whenever we go for any social function, we were not to discuss politics, religion, philosophy and a few other things. Basically because people take it down to very theoretical level, it’s very natural that we don’t discuss it on a social level.
The Guru and disciple, the spiritual master and the student relationship is something where the disciple makes an inquiry and tries to eradicate the doubt and listens to the answer. It’s not like a social thing, “What do you think”. But that, “I want to learn that you have to teach me. So I will ask and I will listen. If I have any doubts, I will ask again until my doubts are cleared away.”
A challenging approach or a doubting approach or cynical approach is very difficult for learning. Not that one should blindly accept anything. That is not also recommended. But just as one should ask the question and if you can’t believe it, if you have some doubt, then mention why you are doubting it, put it in a proper way, and then ask again.
So the system mentioned here is to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master, inquire from him submissively and render service unto him.
HH Jayapataka Swami
From the book: Taking Shelter of Krishna
Courtesy: Mathuradesh Publications