Krsna in the center of competition
Posted on November 19, 2014
Although they are party, their aim is how to develop the country. Similarly, these Vaisnava sampradaya, although they appear to be a separate party, but their aim is how to serve Krsna. So don't think the party means some opposite party. No. Everyone has got, for the advanced devotee, to serve the Lord in a particular way so that the Lord may be more satisfied. That is their intention. Sometimes we also have some parties in the temple: someone wants to dress the Deity in a way, another wants to... Of course, they are not transgressing the rules and regulation, but still, everyone wants that "I shall serve the Lord in this particular way." We cannot change the
original rules and regulation, but there is variety. We are not impersonalist. Every person has got to serve the Lord in a particular way,
and that is allowed. The center point is Krsna. So although there are parties, if the central point is Krsna, so there is no dissension. It is a
competition, that "My Godbrother, my Godsister is serving such a way. She is so well versed in this art. Why not try myself to do something?" This is variety. That is not this ordinary party strife if we make Krsna the center.
Srila Prabhupada -- March 4, 1975, Dallas