1. We must disturb the envious

    Jaya-gopala: Is it all right to disturb the mind of the envious? So many people are so envious of God…

    Prabhupada: Everyone is envious. This world is envious. They have declared that God is dead. You see. [laughs] [Bengali] There is a proverb in Bengali that one person wanted to see how many thieves are there in this village, and when he began to scrutinize, he saw that everyone is a thief. [laughter] Similarly, envious, you begin from President Johnson and go to anyone, they are all envious of God consciousness. You see? Otherwise in Los Angeles city, there are millions and trillions of people, and only a dozen people are coming here. You see? Why? They are envious. "What is this nonsense God consciousness, Krsna consciousness?" You see?

    So we have to disturb them. That is our duty. We have to disturb these envious persons, "Hare Krsna!" [laughter] That is our duty, to disturb them. And that is the greatest service. Just like a man is sleeping. And somebody is coming to kill him, and other friend, "Mr. such and such, wake up! Wake up! Wake up!" So he may say, "Why you are disturbing me?" But that is the
    greatest service, he'll be saved. Maya is coming to kill him, to send him to the darkest region of hell, and you are saving him, "Chant Hare Krsna and be saved."

    >>> Ref. VedaBase => Bhagavad-gita 3.18-30 — Los Angeles, December 30, 1968