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"All these boys and girls, four or five years ago they did not know who is Kṛṣṇa. That is surprising to everyone. The whole world is praising this movement because they see practically that how these European-American boys and girls are so much absorbed in the thought of Kṛṣṇa. That is Caitanya Mahāprabhu's gift. Namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te, kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nāmne (CC Madhya 19.53).
So very simple thing. Don't think I have played something wonder. No, it is not my wonder. The process is wonderful, the process itself. You have to simply accept; then your life will be successful. It is not that 'Bhaktivedanta Swami has brought this.' They say. They give me the credit. That is my good fortune also. But actually I am just like a peon. I have brought, but I am delivering it without any adulteration. That may be my credit. And if you take it without any adulteration and practice it, then your life is successful. This is the secret of success. Chant, dance, take prasādam, live very happily, and look very brilliant, and next life go to home, back to Godhead.
So kindly... I am very pleased that you are doing nicely. But don't be proud. Always remain humble, meek, that 'I am nothing. I cannot...' That will be nice. And if you think, 'Now I have become liberated. I can chant and dance,' no, don't think like that. Just like even Caitanya-caritāmṛta author, he says, purīṣera kīṭa haite muñi se laghiṣṭha: (CC Adi 5.205) 'I am lower than the worm in the stool.' Jagāi mādhāi haite muñi se pāpiṣṭha: 'I am more sinner than Jagāi-Mādhāi.' In this way... That is not artificial. A Vaiṣṇava must think like that, that 'I am rotten. I have no value.' Don't be proud. Then the things will go on nicely. And as soon as you become proud, then māyā—'Yes, you are God. Come on. I will kick you on your face. Come on.' (laughter) These rascals becomes God, and the māyā kicks on the face, and they think that they have become God. Don't become like that. Always remain humble servant and you will be happy."
(Srila Prabhupada Lecture, Detroit, August 3, 1975)