Pride is so dangerous. Pride is a cause of so many sufferings and inconveniences. Pride means ‘disconnected from Krsna’; it means ‘I’m forgetting that I’m a servant’. Self-esteem, as we said it before, is not pride, self -worth is not pride in the sense ‘I’m so important’. Self-worth means ‘even though I’m so insignificant, even though I’m a wretch, even though I have neither love for Krsna nor qualifications - we can think of all our disqualifications - somehow by the mercy of Lord Caitanya and His devotees, I’ve been given the opportunity to serve Him.’ That gives us a sense of self-worth.
May 15, 2011, Kishinev