A neophyte, simply by consulting scriptures, he will not be able to reach to the absolute goal.
A goswami must be free from all vices before he can dare sit on the vyasasana. No one should be allowed to sit on the vyasasana who is not spotless in character.
If one thinks that he is above consulting anyone else, including a spiritual master, he is at once an offender.
A pure devotee under the guidance of another experienced devotee can obtain all the results, even at present.