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.
Every living being is anxious for full freedom because that is his transcendental nature. And this freedom is obtained only through the transcendental service of the Lord.
Srimad Bhagavatam 1.6.37,
As dalliance with the body in luxury increases, so wanes the spirit of service of the Lord.
Application of humility is service.
We are not here for happy material life, we are here to serve and surrender.
A devotee should always aspire to live in the association of advanced devotees and engage in the service of the Lord through the parampara system.