Spiritual life, we have a lawbook , we have our scriptures , which are the basic reference material but sometimes in the explanations of that or, just like a spiritual master may even give an explanation, then his disciples, they give different explanations on his explanations, they may sometimes go a little bit off in different ways. So what… one time we asked Prabhupada a question and then he said that, “Well, that somebody says you say this, somebody says you say that, what is actually said, well people may say, I say this or I say that but look what I am doing, I am doing this.” So then, which is the… what have I really saying that. So, actions are very you know, very definitive, they are historical, they are written down there, there are something which is less confusing. So Lord Caitanya , he showed, he chanted Hare Krishna, He counted how many rounds He was chanting, He ate Krishna prasadam, and those historical examples, and the other historical examples of great devotees have been recorded in the SrimadBhagavatam, and then recently for Lord Caitanya and the CaitanyaCaritamrita, and this form a very vivid visual example of how we can implement this devotional thing.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986,2nd October, SB class @ New Orleans, USA