1. Real tapasya

    I haven’t got to manufacture things by high meditation and tapasya. This is tapasya, simply to become a faithful servant of Krsna. That’s all. So where is the difficulty? This is tapasya, that “I shall not speak anything beyond what Krsna has spoken.” This is tapasya. But if I want to adulterate, “Oh, I am bigger than Krsna. I am greater than Krsna. I am Krsna,” then you spoil the whole thing.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Bhagavad-gita 18.67-69 — December 9, 1972, Ahmedabad