Japa, Bhajana and Kirtana are superficial to the extent that we are not humble.
Bhakti and Humility cannot be separated like sweetness cannot be separated from sweet.
Humility is an ornament which attracts Krishna’s heart. Beginning of all knowledge comes from humility.
Humility is not a part of devotional service, it is the heart of devotional service.
Krishna exalts those who are humble and humbles those who exalt themselves.
Fierce Determination and Gentle Humility are the ornaments which make one attractive in the eyes of the Lord.