“Guru cannot change any word of the predecessor.”

“Guru cannot change any word of the predecessor.”

Prabhupada said, “Simple definition. Guru cannot change any word of the predecessor.” – Lecture: What is a Guru?, 22 August 1973, London

“Guru must come from the parampara system by disciplic succession. Five thousand years or five millions of years, what was spoken by the supreme God or guru, the present guru also will say the same thing. That is guru. That is bona fide guru. Otherwise, he’s not guru. Simple definition. Guru cannot change any word of the predecessor.”