Real independence means complete faith in the mercy of the Lord without dependence on the conditions of matter.
Srimad Bhagavatam 1.18.22,
Because Bhagavad Gita is spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one need not read any other Vedic literature. One need only attentively and regularly hear and read Bhagavad Gita.
Bhagavad Gita Introduction,
Of all sacriﬁces, the chanting of Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is the purest representation of Krishna.
Krishna may crush our ego, pulverize it, crush it to powder, make it into granules. Do we still continue to remain faithful to Krishna?
Lord Sri Krishna is the complete form of all existence, both material and spiritual.
Srimad Bhagavatam 2.4.13,
With the presence of Krishna, who is just like the sun, the darkness of ignorance is at once dissipated.
Bhagavad Gita 10.11