Bhaktivinod Thakurhas written this song “Diksa Guru Krpa Kori”. The Official Name for this song is “Upadesa Introduction”. This song is taken from the book Kalyana Kalpataru. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says ones Spiritual Master is equal to Krishna. He is the one who shows us the true path in devotional service. He brings us more closer to Madhava. Hence we should always respect our Guru and never disrespect him and follow his path.
diksa-guru-krpa kori mantra-upadesa
koriya dekhan krsna-tattver nirdesa
siksa-guru-brnda krpa koriya apar
sadhake sikhan sadhaner anga-sar
siksa-guru-gana-pade koriya pranati
upadesa-mala boli nija manah-prati
(1) The initiating spiritual master shows his causeless mercy by giving his disciples instructions in chanting the hari-nama mantra. By so doing he points the disciples towards the direction of the truths pertaining to the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna.
(2) But I consider the numerous instructing spiritual masters to be more important, for they show unlimitedly more mercy by training the neophyte devotees in all the essential aspects of practical, regulative devotional service (sadhana-bhakti).
(3) Therefore, offering my prostrated obeisances unto the lotus feet of all instructing spiritual masters, I will now narrate this garland of different types of spiritual advice, which will all be directed towards my own mind.