video: Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.7, November 13, 1973 in Delhi.
Indian Man, April 11, 1974, Bombay: [...] But generally, people, they don’t go blindly. That is what the difficulty is. They want open their eyes, they want to have opened their mind, and still, they wanted to be Krishna conscious.
Prabhupada: No, no, if there is doubt, if there is doubt, why shall I accept a person who is doubtful? Why not accept a person who is without doubt? Krishna is accepted the Supreme Personality of Godhead by all acaryas. All acaryas. So why not accept Krishna? Why imitation Krishna? This Krishna, that Krishna, dini-Krishna. That is our protest.
You accept Krsna and be led by Him. The path is clear. [break] …simply advertising that “You are searching after some leader. Take this leader, Krishna.” This is Krishna consciousness movement. “We have taken. You also take.” We don’t say anybody else, no. We are fools. We do not know if there is anybody. So we are fools. Let us remain like a fool like that and follow Krishna. That’s all.
This is Krishna consciousness movement. We don’t say that “I have got eyes, I have got full knowledge.” No, we don’t say that. Krishna says. That’s all. This is our version. We request that “You take Krishna. You will be benefited.” And actually it is being done. We don’t present a false person. We present the real person, Krishna. Now, if you are misfortunate, you cannot take, that is your business. That is your business.
Indian Man: It is open, anybody can take.
Prabhupada: Yes. [break] …qualification is there. Yare dekha tare kaha ‘krsna’-upadesa [Cc. Madhya 7.128] You speak only Krishna’s words. He doesn’t say, “Your words, your interpretation.” This is nonsense. Krishna’s words. What Krsna has said, just speak it. Then you become spiritual master.
amara ajnaya guru hana tara’ ei desa yare dekha tare kaha ‘krsna’-upadesa [Cc. Madhya 7.128]
And because you have become guru, you manufacture some ways and means, that is rascaldom. If you are guru, then you have to speak what Krishna has said. That is guru. A guru does not manufacture anything. He is not guru. Full Lecture