How can we appear humble when we have received a little bit of mercy of the Lord? Because of this mercy, we are having the great desire of giving to others this message and we are trying show boldness and some enthusiasm, so sometimes people take this enthusiasm for pride. So how can we appear to be more humble?
Srila Guru Maharaja: When you put the butter on the fire and then keep it on the heat then as it stays in the heat automatically the impurities come off to the top, the more that you go on giving the mercy out, then naturally Krsna gives the spiritual intelligence.
dadami buddhi-yogam tam
yena mam upayanti te (BG10.10)
He gives intelligence how to advance in the devotional service. There are some people who always find criticisms against the devotees, those are the people who don’t get Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s mercy.
The other thing is that we should remain humble because even if we may have a drop of mercy, that mercy is only by the mercy of Guru and Krsna and we have yet so much further to go. So when we realize how much further we must still progress on the path, then how could we help but be humble? We may feel little enthusiasm after serving but that enthusiasm is simply the first step, beyond that there is so much higher realizations that we still must achieve.
HH Jayapataka Swami Srila Guru Maharaj
Florence, 30 August 1981