The actual purpose of yoga is to reach the absolute truth, this they have kept a secret, so therefore it’s also an advice for us, that
śravaṇaṁ na kartavyaṁ
Not to hear, the lessons on the transcendental qualities of Hari, the explanations of Bhagavatam through the lips of non-vaisnavas. By doing so this is like drinking milk touched by the lips of a serpent, on will become poisoned and fall down. So, we are so fortunate that Lord Caitanya, He taught the Six Gosvamis, then in turn they taught other disciples, in this way the disciplic succession has handed down this message, down to Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Gaura Kisora Dasa Babaji, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Srila Abhaya Charana Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Srila Hridayananda Goswami Acaryadeva.
Like this the disciplic succession coming down, so that we can get the transcendental and pure message. So this paramapara system is so important because each spiritual master is taking on the mood of the previous spiritual master, and the line from the previous spiritual masters, in this way it is transmitted down generation after generation. According to time, place and circumstance preaching is going on but the original mood, the original vision is always intact, bringing people up to the highest standard of pure Krishna Consciousness.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1983, 24th June, SB class @ Miami, USA