Common Impediments: Sentimentality

                                                                  Q. How can I guard against being too sentimental when it comes to the guru/disciple relationship?

                                                                  I tend to romanticize about how nice it would have been to know, say, Jesus, but would I recognize Him if He were here today? The same can be applied to Prabhupada.  I

                                                                  romanticize and become quite sentimental about how nice it would have been to have seen Him face to face, but would I have been surrendered any more if I had? This all leads to (the way I am) seeing Prabhupada's disciples today.  Just as I would like to have seen Prabhupada "in the flesh", I'm now seeing His disciples "in the flesh", but I'm not any more surrendered.