Dec 04, 2017 INDIA (SUN)
Revatinandana: You must be higher than the paramahamsa stage, Prabhupada.
Srila Prabhupada: I am lower than you. I am lower than you.
Revatinandana: You are so beautiful. You are paramahamsa, but still, you are preaching to us.
Srila Prabhupada: No, I am lower than you. I am the lowest of the all creatures. I am simply trying to execute the order of my spiritual master. That's all. That should be the business of everyone. Try best. Try your best to execute the higher order. That is the safest way of progressing. One may be in the lowest stage, but if he tries to execute the duty entrusted upon him, he is perfect. He may be in lowest stage, but because he is trying to execute the duty entrusted to him, then he is perfect.
(Lecture on Srimad Bhagavatam 6.1.34-39 – Surat, December 19, 1970)
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