We are in the midst of different forces that are drawing
us, attracting us towards different directions, so
proper guidance is the most valuable and the most
important thing for all of us. If we accept direction from
anywhere and everywhere, we will be misguided.
Therefore, we must be careful to get proper direction.
That direction has been given by Krishna in the
tad viddhi pranipatena
upadeksyanti te jnanam
"To understand transcendental knowledge, you must
approach a self-realized soul, accept him as your spiritual
master, and take initiation from him. Inquire submissively
and render service unto him. Self-realized
souls can impart knowledge unto you, for they have
seen the truth."