Over the last weekend (28-29 January), the Radhadesh Mellows Kirtana Festival was hosted by the Radhadesh community in Belgium. Set amidst the rolling hills of the Ardennes Forest, it was the ideal … more
Humility is a quality that is difficult to develop, but at least a vaishnava can take a humble position – by giving respect and credit to others and by not taking any credit himself. So for example, if we did some service and someone says:
“Who did it?”
It is not up to us to say, “ I did it!”
No! We should keep our own achievements private by not looking for glorification. Of course when the vaishnavas force us then we in a somewhat embarrassed state will accept glorification, but that this is not something we are looking for – since we are trying to avoid it. It’s not easy at all, but that is our approach.
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, March 2011)