ow do you please the guru? Firstly, by curbing your false ego. That means harmonious dealings amongst all the devotees. That means no fighting, no politics, no factions – work out your problems and serve guru together. Fighting with each other, envy, harsh dealings – all these are symptoms of false ego. Second, by cultivating a proper service attitude and Vaiṣṇava qualities. You may know so many ślokas, be expert in management and all these things – that doesn’t mean anything if you’re heart isn’t becoming purified. In other words, your heart should become kinder and more accommodating. Then, third, by following the instructions of guru, in particular learning the philosophy of Kṛṣṇa consciousness and chanting the Holy Name without offence. We must avoid the ten offences and chant śuddha-nāma. We came to Kṛṣna consciousness for PURE devotion, not something mixed. The guru wants to see his disciples become pure devotees and follow pure devotion. That pleases him the most. When he sees his disciples fighting, not taking the process seriously, not chanting properly, this actually causes him great pain – the greatest pain actually. When he sees that, he feels like his mission was a failure…when his disciples have become mixed devotees, not pure devotees…quarrelling, chasing after position, money, material piety, all these things.