Disciplic succession is the means by which transcendental knowledge is preserved.
The Camel is a kind of animal that takes pleasure in eating thorns. The thorns, mixed with fresh blood, create a taste for the foolish camel and so he enjoys the thorn-eating business with false pleasure. A person who wants to enjoy family life or the worldly life of so-called enjoyment is compared to the camel.
When we face difficulties and still remain faithful to Krishna and the spiritual master, we access the infinite mercy of their hearts.
BOOKS ARE THE BASIS
Everyone tries to become happy by planning in the material world, but the law of nature is so cruel that it sets fire to one’s schemes.
Srimad Bhagavatam 3.5.2,