Yad yad acarati sresthas tat tad evetaro janah
sa yat pramanam kurute lokas tad anuvartate
(Text 21, Ch 3, Karma Yoga)
Meaning: Whatever action a great man performs, common men follow. And whatever standards he sets by exemplary acts, all the world pursues.
*** One should follow in the footsteps of great devotees, and that is the way of progress on the path of spiritual realization.