(Kadamba Kanana Maharaja, 29 December 2011, Munich, Germany)
One of Srila Prabhupada’s godbrothers, Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Swami, wrote nice books and I read them sometimes. He is no longer in this world, but he wrote nice things. And he says that when it comes to humility, one has to say goodbye to continents, one has to pass by oceans, one has to just disregard stars in the sky.
In other words, he’s making the point that it is a BIG thing! It’s like a big, big thing! Continents, you know, oceans, stars – big things – and one has to just say goodbye with courage.
Goodbye to my false pride!
Goodbye to my false glory!
I will no longer claim any fame from these attributes, and if I catch myself, then even if its there, I will correct it – that is Vaishnava.