From enviousness to friendship for all

    Posted on July 29, 2015

Our enviousness has begun from Krsna, and therefore it has expanded in so many ways. And in our ordinary life we are envious. We are envious of our friends, envious of our father, our son even, what to speak of others -- businessmen, nation, society, community, only enviousness, matsarata. "Why he should go ahead?" I become envious. This is material nature.

So when one understands Krsna -- he is Krsna conscious -- he becomes nonenvious, no more envious. He wants to become friend. Suhrdah sarva-bhutanam.

So this Krsna consciousness movement means we want to become friends of everyone. Because they are suffering without Krsna consciousness, we are going door to door, city to city, village to village, town to town to preach this Krsna consciousness. And by the grace of Krsna we are attracting the attention of intelligent class of men.

So if we continue this process, not to become envious... That is animal nature, dog's nature, hog's nature. Human nature should be para-duhkha-duhkhi. One should be very unhappy by seeing others in miserable condition. So everyone is suffering for want of Krsna consciousness. Our only business is to awaken his Krsna consciousness, and the whole world will be happy.

Anartha upasamam saksad bhakti-yogam adhoksaje, lokasya ajanatah. People have no knowledge about it. So we have to push on this movement. Lokasyajan..., vidvams cakre satvata-samhitam. Srimad-Bhagavatam. So another name of Krsna consciousness movement is bhagavata-dharma. Bhagavata-dharma. If we accept it, then the whole human society will be happy.

(From Srila Prabhupada's lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.7.6 --  Vrndavana, April 23, 1975)

 

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