On the path of devotion, it is important to nurture single-mindedness and selflessness toward God and Guru. Always and at all times maintain a humble attitude to please and make Shree Krishna happy; gratefully offering service with body, mind and wealth, and constantly feeling enthusiastically overwhelmed with appreciation and gratitude.
Selfless devotion neither demands, nor expects anything in return. It protects a devotee from falling, and such a devotee continues to make steady spiritual progress. For this reason alone, Saints advise us to practice devotion to God and Guru that is devoid of a negotiating and bargaining mentality, so that we may continue to grow and not fall from the path of devotion.