A disciple must understand how all instructions given by the spiritual master have a relationship with the holy name. Why? Because connection between guru and disciple is formed on the basis of the holy name. It is the holy name which purifies our hearts; it is the holy name which delivers us from the material world; it is the holy name which establishes our relationship with the Lord. We are forever dependent upon our relationship with the holy name.
Lectures from a disciple, Vol 1, p. 159, Kiev, 11.15.2001