That Authority I Have Got
(Click to enlarge photo of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.)

Devotee: One professor the other day was trying to convince one of our boys that you were coming in the disciplic succession and were authorized to translate all these books.

Prabhupada: Yes, that is right.

Devotee: Because he was dressed, and he didn't know that he was your disciple, so he was saying, "Bhaktivedanta Swami, he is coming in a disciplic line straight from Kṛṣṇa. That's why he can speak on all these books."

Prabhupada: Yes, that is a fact. That authority I have got. That's a fact.

    yasya deve parā bhaktir
    yathā deve tathā gurau
    tasyaite kathitā hy arthāḥ
    (ŚU 6.23)

They become manifest, all the meanings of the Vedic literature. Yasya deve parā bhaktiḥ.

(Srila Prabhupada Morning Walk, Atlanta, March 1, 1975)

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