A pure devotee always thinks himself as a non-devotee. If one thinks he is a big devotee that is not good. We should not be puffed up. A devotee avoids it, remaining always in the second degree. Krishna has given everyone something extraordinary and to serve Krishna with one’s extraordinary talent means successful life.
Although the mind may work imperfectly at the time of death, Krishna gives a devotee shelter at His lotus feet. Therefore, when a devotee gives up his body, the mind does not take him to another material body. Rather, Krishna takes the devotee to that place where He is engaged in His pastimes. One’s consciousness, therefore, must always be absorbed in Krishna, and then one’s life will be successful. Otherwise, the mind will carry the soul to another material body.
A devotee always accepts his distress as minimized by God’s mercy, though he might have to suffer many more times the suffering. Anyone who accepts this philosophy of God’s mercy in suffering conditions and still makes progress in Krishna Consciousness, He is sure to go Back Home Back to Godhead.
Krishna does not need our service, but He kindly accepts it. When Krishna asks us to surrender unto Him, this does not mean that Krishna is lacking servants and that if we surrender He will profit. Krishna can create millions of servants by His mere desire. If we surrender to Krishna, we shall be saved. As Krishna says ‘Aham Tvam Sarva Papebhyo Moksayisyami : I shall free you from all sinful reactions’.