How to Understand the Humility of the Pure Devotee?

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How to Understand the Humility of the Pure Devotee?

Postby backtohome » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:52 pm

Question: How to Understand the Humility of the Pure Devotee?

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

How to understand the statement of one pure devote who said that he is most fallen and that he is more fallen than a worm in stool?

How can I understand this statement? The pure devote has many good qualities. How he can say that he is most fallen? I, for example, can't say that I'm the most fallen. I'm aware of my good and bad qualities, and I can't honestly say that I'm the worst person in the world.

Why does the pure devote think that all living beings are better than himself and that everyone is serving Sri Krishna except for him? This kind of humility is very difficult for me to understand. Is it possible to understand it at least theoretically?

Your servant,

Bhakta-pranadhana dasa


Answer: Only By Becoming a Pure Devotee

It is not possible to understand the inconceivable unlimited humility of the Mahabhagavat, the pure devotee. In his extreme humility he sees all living entities as pure devotees of Krishna except for himself, whom he sees as the wickedest demon. It is not objective reality, but yet he is fully absorbed in this mood. Such things can never be understood intellectually. The only way that we can really understand this mood is to taste it ourselves by becoming pure devotees. So my best advice to you, if you want to comprehend this advanced level of Krishna consciousness, is that you should strive diligently to attain pure Krishna bhakti. In this way, in due course of time, you will be able to fully comprehend this Vaisnava mood of perfect humility.

Sankarshan Das Adhikari
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