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Srila Prabhupada: The spiritual master is addressed as “Prabhupāda” because he is a completely self-realized soul. The word pāda means “position,” and Prabhupāda indicates that he is given the position of prabhu, or the Supreme Personality of Godhead, for he acts on behalf of the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Unless one is a prabhu, or controller of the senses, he cannot act as spiritual master, who is authorized by the supreme prabhu, or Lord Kṛṣṇa.
(Maharaja Prthu’s Going Back Home – Srimad Bhagavatam 4.23.18 Purport)
BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS
Jul 16, 2016 — SRIDHAM MAYAPUR (SUN) —
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