Never Criticizing

Posted on January 7, 2014 by admin-vasanti

I want you to preach my mission just as the disciples ofAi??AsrAi??la BhaktivedA?nta SvA?mAi?? MahA?rA?ja preached. His disciplesAi??preached everywhere and distributed his books. I also wantAi??you to preach everywhere through books. Distribute his booksAi??and my books. Go to airports, seaports,Ai??schools, colleges, streetto-street, house-to-house ai??i?? and broadcast the mission of AsrAi??Ai??Caitanya MahA?prabhu. Chant harinA?ma and be happy.

But one thing ai??i?? you must give proper respect to yourAi??superiors; you must certainly do this. In fact, donai??i??t criticizeAi??any Vaia??a?i??ava. Give proper honor even to those who are notAi??qualified but are chanting the holy name. Donai??i??t criticize.

In this way, try to follow:

ta?i??a?i??A?d api sunAi??cena
taror api suhia??a?i??unA?
amA?ninA? mA?nadena
kAi??rtanAi??yaa?? sadA? haria??
Asika??A?a??taka (3)

Be humble, more so than a blade of grass. Be tolerant,Ai??more so than a tree. If you throw a stone at the tree, it willAi??reciprocate by giving you sweet fruits. Trees donai??i??t ask forAi??water, or anything, for themselves. They serve all others byAi??their bark, juice, shade, fruits, flowers, and leaves. EverythingAi??they have is for others.

Vaia??a?i??avas should be like that as well. Donai??i??t desire yourAi??own praise; rather, as others are qualified, give them honor.Ai??In this way, preach my mission as the disciples of AsrAi??laAi??BhaktivedA?nta SvA?mAi?? MahA?rA?ja preached. They preachedAi??everywhere,Ai??and in a couple of years, the whole world knewAi??ai???Hare Ka?i??a??a?i??a, Hare Ka?i??a??a?i?? How wonderful this is!

He translated so many books. He established preachingAi??centers in the midst of oceans, in the middle of forests, andAi??practically everywhere else. Try to do this. In this way, youAi??will be happy and others will be happy.

Miami, Florida: May 7, 2006


One Comment

  1. Trilokanatha dasa
    6 years ago

    Jai Gurudeva! I feel so fortunate to have been able to have your association, and still cannot believe how many of Prabhupada’s disciples refused to acknowledge your sweet and flawless character. Please help me to learn from their unfortunate example, and leave myself open to not criticizing the venerable Vaisnavas such as yourself, and thus leave myself open to hearing sweet Hari Katha, wherever, and from whomever it emanates. With ever so much gratitude, your unworthy siksa disciple,
    Trilokanatha dasa