From trnad api sunicena commentary, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

    Posted on February 20, 2014

(From Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura's commentary on Siksastaka, third sloka)

The devotees who chant the holy name adorned with the above mentioned qualities never abandon the devotional process received from their guru in order to adopt new and divergent views. They do not fabricate concocted verses (padavali) and chant those in place of the Harinama maha-mantra. Remaining always under the guidance of their guru, they preach the glories of the holy name, write books based on pure devotional service, and engage themselves in Harinama bhajana and kirtana.

In such activities, there is no transgression of Vaisnava humility, for the devotee always considers himself to be low and fallen. He never tries to deceive others by making a false show of humility in order to acquire wealth or cheap adoration, for he knows that such false expressions and behavior are not illustrative of genuine humility....

They never think this material world to be for their own enjoyment, but for Krsna's enjoyment. They never invent new mantras, giving up the chanting of the maha-mantra which they obtained from their guru. They do not engage in propagating new theories and opinions.


See also:

Lord Caitanya speaks the glories of Advaita Acarya
Yoga for rascals
How Napoleon and Gandhi are like Raghunatha dasa Gosvami
Sastra recommends to become lazy
Reciting rasa-lila
Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
If you cannot do anything, do this
Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting

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