Jeev Goswami, the disciple of Roop Goswami, once entered a debate against a scholar. The scholar pointed out a mistake in the very first verse from one of Roop Goswami’s books called ‘Bhakti Rasamrit Sindhu’. Jeev Goswami challenged him to a debate and the debate went on all day near the bank of river Yamuna. After finally defeating the scholar, Jeev Goswami, all swelled up with pride, came back to his Guru (Roop Goswami), and told him about his victory. Roop Goswami shirked him and said, “You are not qualified to be in satsang. How could you rejoice after causing grief to someone?”
Pride is one of the biggest impediments to devotion.