Indian lady: Can the death of a spiritual master take to us, or I can get... Is that spiritual master still guiding after the death?
Prabhupada: Yes, yes. Just like Krishna is guiding us, similarly, spiritual master will guide. We are being guided by Krishna, by the Bhagavad-gita. Although Krishna is not physically present, still, His book, Bhagavad-gita, is there. And that Bhagavad-gita is non-different from Krishna.
Reference: His Divine Grace Srila Sac-cid-ananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Appearance Day, Lecture — September 3, 1971, London