So to be secure, to be safe, then one does everything. Even if one feels very strongly about it, even if one maybe feel dead sure that this is inspired but say as like a check and balance, if nothing else to show an example for others one would go to the spiritual master which confirm it with the scriptures. Because the scriptures are subject to interpretation. Therefore the spiritual master’s able to tell what the exact interpretation of that particular passage in the scriptures means whether it applies or not. If a person just uses the scripture there’s also room for interpretation. You can kind of stretch out a few different meanings.

HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaja

8th January 1984, New orleans