Question: I always look for some recognition for the work I do which may be either spiritual or material. Like why not me, why not that service for me? How to leave this pride behind and serve you and Gauranga wholeheartedly? Kavita.

Guru Maharaj: We don’t think, that if we do anything right, it is for our credit. We think that is by the mercy of Guru and Krishna and therefore we are able to do something nice. So that way we don’t get falsely proud. If we make a mistake, we take the blame. If we...

Question: How to protect ourselves from the pride which may arise from the little knowledge of scriptures, our sādhana, our preaching efforts and to genuinely remain humble?

Guru Maharaj: You see you think that if you are able to do anything properly, like studying the scriptures, preaching, it is all by the guru’s mercy. We don’t take any credit ourselves. In this way we can always be humble. If we think that we are the cause, we may get...