(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 29 November 2008, India, Lecture at Mamgachi) We will just read something from the Caitanya Bhagavata. Srila Prabhupada said that the nature of scripture is that it is sweet … 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)