As the different limbs of the body cannot see the eyes, the living entities cannot see the Supreme Lord, who is situated as the Supersoul in everyone's heart. Not by the senses, by the mind, by the life air, by thoughts within the heart, or by the vibration of words can the living entities ascertain the real situation of the Supreme Lord
If you feel that you are serving then you will be UNSUCCESSFUL in your service. From today engrave these words in your mind - "You are not doing anything. Krishna is doing everything" . So our duty is to be grateful to Him and surrender unto His lotus feet. Better voluntarily surrender and as you surrender, He reveals, gives the intelligence and ways to serve.
Normally when we give charity to the temples we always desire the name and fame to be inscribed in the temple and our expectation is satisfied. Even while doing devotional service we want to be noticed and recognized with the intention of getting appreciation, but Lord Krishna has instructed any activity is to be done as a matter of duty without expectation of results.
Prabhupada wrote a reply for that letter using the same envelope. On seeing this the devotee asked Prabhupada, "Prabhupada, we have so many new envelopes." Prabhupada replied gravely,"No. This is enough. We should remember that everything is Krishna's money and we should not spend unnecessarily."
Since the mind may be one's enemy or one's friend, one has to train the mind to become his friend. The Krishna consciousness movement is especially meant for training the mind to be always engaged in Krishna's business.
One should not imitate another's duty. A man who is by nature attracted to the kind of work done by sudras should not artificially claim to be a brahmana, although he may have been born into a brahmana family. In this way one should work according to his own nature; no work is abominable, if performed in the service of the Supreme Lord.
Without being angry, he should continue giving instructions, even if his disciple, son or citizen is sometimes unable to follow his order. Ignorant people who engage in pious and impious activities should be engaged in devotional service by all means.
O son of pratha, that understanding by which one knows what ought to be done and what ought not to be done, what is to be feared and what is not to be feared, what is binding and what is liberating, is in the mode of goodness
Only in pure consciousness, ie, one who is undisturbed by material agitation and fruitive activities, completely shaanta and whose consciousness is completely absorbed in Him, can one perceive the transcendental form of Lord Rama
"He has no garbha-vaasa. Vasudeva(father of Krishna) or Dasaratha(father of Rama) or Jamadagni (father of Parasurama) are not His progenitors. The ever-blissful and the second-less that He is, the displayer of wonders plays around."
My dear sons, you should not envy any living entity - be he moving or nonmoving. Knowing that I am situated in them, you should offer respect to all of them at every moment. In this way, you offer respect to Me.
According to your abilities and the occupation in which you are situated, you should engage your service at the lotus feet of the Supreme Personality of Godhead with full confidence and without reservation. Then you will surely be successful in achieving the final objective in your lives