The devotee never forgets that everything that the devotee is able to do is simply by the mercy of Guru and Krishna. In the Bhagavad Gita there is an important verse- find it savyasaci, is the word that comes there is not used very often , where Lord Krishna tells Arjuna that he is a ‘nimitta matram’. That he is simply via media for manifesting the Lords -or instrument for manifesting Lord’s mercy, Lord’s will. We should act as an instrument. So it’s because we forget, we think that we are the doer, therefore we get into the difficulty.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1990, Jan 1st, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA