Krishna will be merciful to us and we shall be blessed with the gift of devotion to His divine feet the very day that we are delivered from the evil desire of seeking advantages and honors from others.
Our first duty is to satisfy the spiritual master, who can arrange for the Lord’s mercy. A common man must first begin to serve the spiritual master or the devotee. Then, through the mercy of the devotee, the Lord will be satisfied. Unless one receives the dust of a devotee’s lotus feet on one’s head, there is no possibility of advancement. Unless one approaches a pure devotee, he cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead. — Sri Chaitanya caritamrita, Madhya Lila, 11.58.
This book distribution was my Guru Maharaja’s purpose. He said that I have got so many temples and now in Calcutta I have got a marble temple, but I would have wished that if by selling marbles I could publish and distribute books.
[Letter to Ramesvara 14 Nov 1975]
By all the Vedas, I am to be known. Indeed, I am the compiler of Vedanta, and I am the knower of the Vedas.
Bhagavad Gita 15.15
We are building temples and developing projects, they are not just buildings or structures. These projects are meant for helping you make spiritual advancement. These projects are meant to bring you closer to Krishna.
To have tremendous power and still be humble like a blade of grass. That is opulence.