Real humility

Radhanath Swami speaks on humility

Because, the humble state of mind, we don’t think we are the controller, we don’t think we are the proprietor, we don’t think we are the doer. That is humility. Humility doesn’t just mean, “I am the most fallen.” We speak these things – I am the dust of your feet – but then, as soon as you do something I don’t like, we are ready to attack you. Yes?! It is not just words, it is the state of consciousness – to really understand, ‘I am totally dependent on Krishna, I am helpless, I am not the controller, I am not the proprietor, I am not the enjoyer, I am not the doer, I am just the servant.’ That famous story of a devotee who said to Prabhupad, “Prabhupad I am the most fallen.”  Prabhupad said, “You are not the most anything. You are simply insignificant.” Hare Krishna!

– Radhanath Swami

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