The disease of being honoured and worshipped is there in each one of us and as long as this is not cured there is no hope of us coming in the good books of Krishna. In Gita 15.5, Krishna very clearly spells out the qualities which one should have to become eligible to be part of his spiritual kingdom. And these qualities are freedom from false prestige, illusion and false association.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu prays, “I do not want any number of followers” thus clearly instructing all spiritual seekers to search for truth and not followers.
When we take to spiritual life then the purpose should be to burn all our material disease and not aggravate it. So while practicing our devotional life we need to cautiously guard ourselves and continuously introspect to find out in which direction we are going – whether towards Krishna by living as per his instructions or away from him by bypassing his instructions. Choice is ours.