Hare Krishna dear devotees!
I write to ask for a practical advice for the following:
1. Practicing Spirituality and devotion intends is to make humble and submissive to Krishna and in the world in general. As they say that one should be humbler than a blade of grass! Very powerful. But I feel that in the material world, especially at your work amidst all the corporate word, one is required to be Assertive in their dealings in order to do their jobs effectively and to avoid others taking advantage of you or walking over you. So it is always alternating between being Submissive and being Assertive. Can anybody give a practical advice ?
2. My second question is How does one balance Spirituality and Ambition? Is it healthy to have ambition in life ? Was Arjuna ambitious when he titelessly worked on improving his archery skills in the Mahabharata, enen at night ? Can we learn anything from his example, especially in the current competitive scenario where as a profession you need to be updated in your skills else it will affect your job/work ?