One fatal weakness that prevents you from getting closer to experiencing God is dambha: conceit, egoism, pride, the desire to be talked about or praised! People take delight in talking tirelessly about their achievements and capabilities. They want that their names and deeds should appear in the daily papers in big bold letters! This indeed makes them ludicrous and pitiable. It is not in the newspapers that you should strive to get attention. Earn status in the realm of God; earn fame in the company of the good and the godly, progress in humility, in reverence to elders and parents! If you are forever in the primary class labouring over A B C, how can you make out the meaning of what experts teach? Spirituality and Divinity is beyond the reach of the senses and you must listen, practice, and cherish noble ideals in your minds. Practise virtues and live in joy.