Spiritual pride is good

    Posted on October 7, 2014

Why I shall be proud? What I have got?

"I am humble servant of Krsna. Let me discharge my duties."

But if one is proud after becoming a pure servant of Krsna, that is very good. That dambhah, that pride, is very glorious. "I am a servant of Krsna." That is very nice.

One has got the tendency to become proud. So if one is proud to become a cats and dog or a tiger or a so-called big man of this material world, that is for his bondage. If you become proud in daivi sampad, if you become proud by becoming the most confidential servant of Krsna, the same pride is for your liberation.

And if you become proud that "I am minister," or "I am this big dog or big...," that is for nibandhaya, your bondage; you will continue material
life. By your spiritual pride... Of course, we must be proud after being situated in the spiritual platform. Otherwise that is also ignorance.

(FromSrila Prabhupada's lecture on Bhagavad-gita 16.4  -- January 30, 1975, Honolulu

 

See also:

Remain under Krsna, like a wife under her husband
How to become a pure devotee
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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
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists
Why are there daily calamities?
No draft board in Krsnaloka
 

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