Quotes from HH Bhakti-tirtha Swami (seminar in Croatia 2001) :
“. As the disciples become stronger, the spiritual masters become also stronger. Each of you wether you are initiated or not, you have a distinct influence on your gurus consciousness. It is like team work. A team is as strong as all of its players. So, as you do your service with care and devotion, you actually help to bring more strength and protection to your spiritual masters. As you allow yourself to become weak and deviant, then you make it more complex and difficult what the spiritual master has to do. According to the kind of potency he has and the kind of guru that your spiritual master is, it will also have an influence on how much he is able to deal with the negativity that you present or that you have. If the gurus capacity is not so strong and too many disciples are also deviant, then there will be trouble. If you engage in sins after you have made your vows, then it is as if you take a brick and throw him at his head. Because as you make such vows and you deviate it is like you are attacking your spiritual master. But the opposite is there also. As you do your services with devotion and care, then even though your guru is in the other part of the world you are sending him an exchange of love and protection.
Sometimes the spiritual master leaves the planet early according to his quality and sometimes according to the deviations of the disciples. Sometimes the spiritual masters body becomes very ill due to the deviations or sins of the disciples. ”
BTS 2005: ” The best way to keep anyone alive is by following their instructions and examplifying their teachings, not just individually but also as a community. ”
by Sumithra Krishna (das) JPS (TP Chennai - IN)