Our drive for significance in this world reveals our ignorance of the basis a true significance.
Srila Prabhupada has written: “Sometimes penance and austerity are executed to attract people and receive honor, respect, and worship from others. Persons in the mode of passion arrange to be worshiped by subordinates and let them wash their feet and offer riches.” (Bhagavad-gita 17.18, Purport)
Why do we crave to be known, respected, and honored-to be significant? Because we are