anyathÄ te 'vyakta-gater
darÅanaá¹ naá¸¥ kathaá¹ ná¹á¹Äm
anyathÄ - otherwise; te - your; avyakta-gateá¸¥ - of one whose movements are invisible; darÅanam - meeting; naá¸¥ - for us; katham - how; ná¹á¹Äm - of the people; nitarÄm - specifically; mriyamÄá¹ÄnÄm - of those who are about to die; saá¹siddhasya - of one who is all-perfect; vanÄ«yasaá¸¥ - voluntary appearance.
The great sage Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« was certainly inspired by Lord Ká¹á¹£á¹a to appear voluntarily before MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it, the great devotee of the Lord, just to give him the teachings of ÅrÄ«mad-BhÄgavatam. One can achieve the nucleus of the devotional service of the Lord by the mercy of the spiritual master and the Personality of Godhead. The spiritual master is the manifested representative of the Lord to help one achieve ultimate success. One who is not authorized by the Lord cannot become a spiritual master. ÅrÄ«la Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ« is an authorized spiritual master, and thus he was inspired by the Lord to appear before MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it and instruct him in the teachings of ÅrÄ«mad-BhÄgavatam. One can achieve the ultimate success of going back to Godhead if he is favored by the Lordâs sending His true representative. As soon as a true representative of the Lord is met by a devotee of the Lord, the devotee is assured a guarantee for going back to Godhead just after leaving the present body. This, however, depends on the sincerity of the devotee himself. The Lord is seated in the heart of all living beings, and thus he knows very well the movements of all individual persons. As soon as the Lord finds that a particular soul is very eager to go back to Godhead, the Lord at once sends His bona fide representative. The sincere devotee is thus assured by the Lord of going back to Godhead. The conclusion is that to get the assistance and help of a bona fide spiritual master means to receive the direct help of the Lord Himself.