Humbleness that captures Lord Chaitanya

If we always taking the humble position, then Lord Caitanya’s mercy is given without any doubt. But, if we ever think in our mind that actually we deserve it, and we become self-conceitful, we become non-chalant, we become, what blasé fair, that, “Now I’ve captured Lord Caitanya. Now He has to because…” for any other reason than being the most fallen, you see, then the danger is there that uh, He may not give us that mercy, because He doesn’t want… You can’t go so fast, so far, so fast and be puffed up. A person has to take a humble attitude, then He can lift one right up, you see. That’s important to understand. Lord Caitanya said, “You just tie this sloka around your neck.”

trnad api su-nicena

taror iva sahisnuna

amanina mana-dena

kirtaniyah sada harih

Being more humble than a straw in the street, more tolerant than a tree, always offering… ready to offer respect unto all others, and not desiring respect for oneself, in this way one can constantly chant the holy name .

H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

22, Oct 1982, SB Class