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We should not be puffed up. If we want to make success of our life, then we must revive our eternal relationship with Krsna. That is the movement of Krsna consciousness

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"We should not be puffed up. If we want to make success of our life, then we must revive our eternal relationship with Kṛṣṇa. That is the movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness"

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We should not be puffed up. If we want to make success of our life, then we must revive our eternal relationship with Kṛṣṇa. That is the movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. If we actually want to be happy, there is no happiness, there is no peace, there is no prosperity without Kṛṣṇa. We must know it.


So out of the innumerable universes, this universe is only an insignificant part, and within this universe there are innumerable planets, out of which this earthly planet is an insignificant portion. And within this earthly planet there are so many countries. So our India is only a portion. And in India there are so many provinces and cities and countries.

Out of this, Allahabad is very insignificant, and we, what to speak of our position, we are very, very insignificant in the creation of the Lord. But we are puffed up—"I am God" We are so much puffed up, our position is so insignificant, but we are puffed up; we speak of that "I am God" That is called māyā. That is called māyā: which is not actually fact.

Therefore Kṛṣṇa, although He is suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ . . . Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gītā:

bhoktāraṁ yajña-tapasāṁ
sarva-loka-maheśvaram
suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ
(BG 5.29)

He is friend of everyone. Because He is God, He is friend of everyone, samo 'haṁ sarva-bhūteṣu (BG 9.29). But He is especially inclined to the devotee, ye tu māṁ bhajanti. Therefore Kṛṣṇa's name is Bhaktavatsala. And He is Dīna-bandhu. Bhakta means He is very humble. Caitanya Mahāprabhu says:

tṛṇād api su-nīcena
taror api sahiṣṇunā
amāninā māna-dena
kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ
(CC Adi 17.31)

He has advised that one should become humbler than the grass—because we trample over the grass; it does not protest. So humbler than the grass, and tolerant than the tree.

tṛṇād api su-nīcena
taror api sahiṣṇunā
amāninā māna-dena
kīrtanīyaḥ sadā
(CC Adi 17.31)

We should not be puffed up. If we want to make success of our life, then we must revive our eternal relationship with Kṛṣṇa. That is the movement of Kṛṣṇa consciousness. If we actually want to be happy, there is no happiness, there is no peace, there is no prosperity without Kṛṣṇa. We must know it.