Guru or Spiritual Master: Association of Guru

                                                                  Q. When one is not in the proximate physical presence of one's guru, how does one take necessary help for eliminating the obstacles on the path of sadhana?

                                                                  Q. It's often said that an aspiring devotee should never try to approach Krishna directly, that Krishna is pleased when we serve Him by serving His devotees, or that one should only try to approach Krishna through the Spiritual Master. I have also heard that rather than trying to serve Krishna directly, one should beg for mercy from Srimati Radharani to be allowed to serve Sri Krishna, as She is very merciful and it is only by Her mercy that we can serve Him.