The spiritual master and Krishna are two parallel lines. The train, on two tracks, moves forward. The spiritual master and Krishna are like these two tracks, they must be served simultaneously. Krishna helps one to find bona fide spiritual master and bona fide spiritula Master helps one to understand Krishna. If one does not get bona fide spiritual master, then how he can ever understand Krishna? You cannot serve Krishna without spiritual master, or serve just spiritual master without serving Krishna. They must be served simultaneously. — Letter to Mahapurusha, 12th Feb, 1968.
We come to Vrindavan not to enjoy a vacation, but we come here to serve. We come here to surrender and to get purified by chanting and performing any type of seva in the association of devotees.
One who acts to serve Krishna with his body, mind, intelligence and words is a liberated soul, even within this material world.
If we feel unqualified and feel grateful for an opportunity to serve, then Krishna will bestow in our hearts.
Death is not a big thing, what is important is God’s service.
There may rivalries and apparent competitions between servants in performing service, but in the Vaikuntha planets the service of another servant is appreciated not condemned. This is Vaikuntha competition. — Srimad Bhagavatam, 07.05.12.