The following is an excerpt from Follow the Angels, The Path of Dedication by Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Mahārāja
In the Gauḍīya Maṭha, we are interested in Reality, not in appearances. We want only what is real in the world of realization, the step-by-step development of spiritual practices, the required adjustment. We are not enchanted with the outward form; the mere form does not capture us. We are interested in the idea and the step-by-step gradual development in the conception.