(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Finland, 2011)
One must go before Krishna in the form of His name in a state of humility. In one sense we can say that humility begins with honesty. It begins with simply being with what we are, and by not pretending! Not pretending to be anything more than what we are. Always trying to create some impression. No! To simply be what we are! That is humility.
So humility and honesty are very closely related, and by being thoroughly honest one automatically is thoroughly humble! Because we are not in control and as soon as we become honest, then we will stop pretending that we are!