How to involve your ego in Krishna’s service? Practical Tips!

How to involve your ego in Krishna’s service? Practical Tips!

A male devotee (Name hidden) asked like this:

Hare Krishna Prabhuji.  Accept my humble obesience…….Prabhuji I want to ask that how can we use our ego in Krishna service….I have heard that we can use anything and everything in Krishna’s service… is it possible to use our ego in Lord s service…… Please explain.


It requires just mindset changes to involve your ego in Krishna’s service.

Ego means, “A person’s sense of self esteem or self importance. Eg:  I can do……. I only can do perfectly…….I should be safe…….  I should control others. I should be respected”

You can involve these four feelings of “I” in Krishna’s service.

(If Krishna is our intelligence, why should Senses, Mind and False Ego dominate us? KNOW HERE!)

(1) If you feel that YOU CAN DO ANYTHING, then, involve the same feeling in Krishna’s service.  Start to tell  “I CAN DO ANYTHING FOR THE LORD; I CAN SERVE THE LORD AND HIS DEVOTEES AS SINCERELY AS POSSIBLE”.  With this feelings, start serving the Lord.  So, you have involved “I” in Krishna’s service.  So, material ego has become spiritual service.

(2) If you feel that YOU ONLY CAN DO ANYTHING, then, involve the same feeling in Krishna’s service.  Start to tell  “I ONLY CAN SERVE THE LORD AND HIS DEVOTEES BETTER THAN ANYONE AND I WILL MAKE OTHERS TOO TO SERVE BETTER”.

Is it not pride? May be, but, involve that pride also in the Lord’s service.  Compete with the other devotees in serving better than them and prove that you alone can serve Lord better than others.  Everyone should tell that you are the most sincere and most effective performer.  When others say so, other devotees also will get motivation to serve the Lord like you.

Srila Prabhupada proved that he only can serve better because, many others tried to take Bhagavad Gita to other countries, particularly to the west.  But, only Srila Prabhupada did it most effectively and lakhs of Bhagavad Gita copies are being sold worldwide.  He also introduced Krishna conscious way of life in all the continents that no others could do that much.  So, you can apply your ego of YOU ONLY CAN DO ANYTHING” in Lord’s service as mentioned above.

(What are MANAS (Mind), BUDDHI (Intelligence) and AHANKAR (False Ego)? An Interesting Explanation can be READ HERE!)

(3) If you feel that YOU SHOULD BE SAFE, then, involve the same feeling in Krishna’s service.  Start to tell  “Krishna Consciousness must be followed by me and thus I must escape from the painful material life that will make me safe under the shelter of Krishna here itself and in His kingdom.  So, if you need to be safe, you should be with Krishna.

(4) If you feel that YOU SHOULD CONTROL OTHERS, then involve in Krishna Bhakti with dedication. How can it help you to control others?  If you like to control others, you should LOVE THEM.  If you need to love all the people, you have to consider all others as the products and parts of Krishna and Krishna is living in them also.  So, see Krishna in all others and hence love them unconditionally. When you love all, then, all others will get controlled with your love.  You may be aware that even Krishna Himself is willing to be under the control of the love of His devotees.  Then, what will be the problem in loving all and control them?



(5) “I must be respected by others”.  This too will happen when you serve Krishna. If you glorify and serve Krishna sincerely, Krishna will add all the glories to you back.  Yes, Krishna will make the sincere devotees popular and ensure that His devotees are honoured by others.

Thus, you can involve your ego in Krishna’s service. When you follow this attitude continuously, in due course of time, “I” will be replaced by “Krishna”.

Show your ego, possessiveness, love, etc., for Krishna.  Then, slowly, Krishna will start to dominate your thoughts and consciousness.  After that, your life will be peaceful and blissful.

Hope you understood how to involve your ego in Krishna’s service.

(Which is the best offering to Krishna that one can give? Why? KNOW HERE!)

Author: RAJAN

RAJAN from Tamil Nadu, India, a Life Patron and an Initiated Devotee being in ISKCON for nearly three decades, serves anonymously to avoid Prominence and crowd as an insignificant, Humble and Neutral Servant for all the devotees of Krishna! He promotes Social media forums and this blog-website as e-satsangha (e-forums) blessed with Lakhs of followers, to give Spiritual Solutions for all the Material Problems of the devotees since 2011! He writes friendly and practical tips to practice devotion (i) without hurting the followers of other paths, (ii) without affecting the personal and career life, and (iii) without the blind, superstitious and ritualistic approach! He dedicates all the glories and credits to his Guru and Krishna.

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