In spiritual life we have to have a spiritual master and we have to surrender to him. And the spiritual master guides one, one has to be receptive to the advice of the spiritual master and he guides one how to avoid this type of personal conflict, maybe someone has a mentality which is very angry or very antagonistic, so the guru may give him such a service, he may be the night guard in the temple, so he never meets anyone, he only meets at Mangala Arti then sleeps, until a person gets enough of the edge off of him – that can be adjusted by the guru. But one has to take guru and has to take guidance to solve all these problems.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada