Our beloved spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, was very impressed by Srila Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakur’s commentary on Bhagavad-gita 2.41, the essence of which was exemplified by Srila Visvanatha Chakravarti Thakur’s dear most disciple, Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana. Srila Prabhupada derived such inspiration from Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana’s vyavasayatmika buddhi mood that Srila Prabhupada dedicated his Bhagavad-gita As It Is to him.
Srila Prabhupada writes in the Bhagavad-gita 2.41 purport: “Service in Krishna consciousness is, however, best practiced under the able guidance of a spiritual master who is a bona fide representative of Krishna, who knows the nature of the student and who can guide him to act in Krishna consciousness. As such, to be well versed in Krishna consciousness, one has to act firmly and obey the representative of Krishna, and one should accept the instruction of the bona fide spiritual master as one’s mission in life.”
The MI is attempting to provide and foster this understanding for serious and sincere disciples in ISKCON. By taking advantage of the wonderful facility the MI provides, one can fulfill the mission of life.