If somebody is able to do any service ; whether it is any aspect of devotional service successfully , is due to the mercy of Krishna and the previous acharyas. Later they become, someone becomes puffed up and they think that now am a great sage or something, i do not have to strictly follow the principles of previous acharyas. Where do you think you got your so called great wisdom from? great power, for serving Krishna is not a material thing. There is never a point when we are independent of the mercy of Krishna and the spiritual.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 30 October, SB class @ New Talavan, USA