Chakra Discussions

Overlook Misgivings

by Ranchor Prime

Posted March 18, 2007

In response to Jivalamukhi and Bhaktin Olivia's uplifting 'Request for Quotes' to support beautiful Vaishnava relationships, posted on 7th March 2007, here is one I recently came across, addressed to Brahmananda prabhu:

"It is very nice to learn that both you and Satsvarupa have highly praised Tamala Krishna. Similarly, Tamala Krishna has also highly praised you and Satsvarupa. This attitude should be maintained amongst your Godbrothers. That will elevate us more and more to the top of devotional service. This is called Vaikuntha attitude.

"In the Vaikuntha factually there is no fault in anyone, but there is another type of competition. The competition is that one devotee thinks of other devotees how nicely they are serving the Lord. In the material world the attitude is that everyone likes to think that I am doing better than others. This is material conception.

"In the Spiritual Sky it is just the opposite: Everyone thinks that my contemporary devotees are doing better than me. We are trained to address Godbrothers as Prabhu, which means Master. This means we shall try to find out always the serving side of our Godbrothers. Sometimes there are misgivings, but that we should try to overlook."

Srila Prabhupada to Brahmananda, 15th November 1969