Not Envious - an essential subject
Someone with a competitive nature does not like to see someone who is more advanced than himself. If somebody becomes advanced in any subject matter, then he become envious upon him. However, the spiritual master or the father, he does not become envious. He feels himself very, very happy, that "This boy has advanced more than me." This is spiritual master's position. Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is not for persons who are envious, rather, it is a movement to train people how to become non-envious. It is a very first-class scientific movement.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Not Envious category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 14 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|Instruction should be given to the faithful devotee who is respectful to the spiritual master, nonenvious, friendly to all kinds of living entities and eager to render service with faith and sincerity. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.32.41)|
|One should not at any time tolerate blasphemy and insults against Lord Viṣṇu or His devotees. A devotee is generally very humble and meek, and he is reluctant to pick a quarrel with anyone. Nor does he envy anyone. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.14.32)|
|A pure devotee is not envious, hateful, or lazy in the discharge of devotional service. Confident of his advancement, he continually performs his prescribed devotional duties. (Nārada-bhakti-sūtra, Chapter 1, Sūtra 5)|
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