Sometimes we say: “I want this so that I can use it for You. I can’t serve You unless I have this.” Which are we more interested in? Are we more interested in serving or in getting what we want so that I can use it for Krsna's service sometimes and call it ‘mine’? We shouldn’t make Krsna our servant; we pray to Krsna to be His servants. We should be praying for the service and then whatever help we need to do that service, we pray to Krsna: “Please help me so that I can do this service.” By giving us His help He is deciding what we need to do for service. We do not set the condition: “If I have this, I’ll serve.” Service is first and foremost that’s why we must think like that: “Please give me a service. Let that come down. Give me something to do for You. You give it to me. I don’t want to concoct, I don’t want to do something for myself and call it ‘for You’. That’s not a servant.
May 15, 2011, Kishinev