Instances of Srila Prabhupada's humility
Posted on December 10, 2015
I hope you all pray to Krishna so I may be able to execute my duty properly.
(Letter, 28 June 1967)
Actually I am dependent on your mercy. (Letter, 28 August 1976)
You cannot survive without my mercy and I cannot survive without your mercy. It is reciprocal. This mutual dependence is based on love - Krishna consciousness. (Letter, 22 January 1976)
Although officially I am your spiritual master, I consider you all as my spiritual master because your love for Krishna and service for Krishna teach me how to become a sincere Krishna conscious person. (Letter, 16 December 1967)
On behalf of Krishna I am accepting your sincere service, but on the whole, I am servant of the servant of Krishna. Therefore I may be in designation your spiritual master, but actually I am servant of the servant of Krishna, and because you are all sincere servants of Krishna, I am your servant. (Letter, 15 February 1968)
Actually we are all conditioned souls, so our demand from Krishna to accept us is unreasonable. From my personal point of view, I think that I am so sinful that I cannot even approach Krishna to show me any favor. But I have only one hope - my Spiritual Master - He is very kind. So some way or other He is dragging me towards Krishna. (Letter, 10 March 1969)
"Patita Uddharana, you have saved all the fallen souls of the Universe," and then with absolute conviction you concluded, "and now at last you have saved my fallen soul." Patita Uddharana Dasa, Srila Prabhupada Tributes 2015, p. 157. NB Patita Uddharana means "uplifter of the fallen."