A Devotee Is Always Happy to See Others Getting Krishna's Mercy

14th September 2014 • Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta

Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 14.21

pratāparudrera bhāgya dekhi’ bhakta-gaṇe
rājāre praśaḿse sabe ānandita-mane

TRANSLATION

Seeing the Lord’s special mercy upon King Pratāparudra, the devotees praised the King’s good fortune, and their minds became open and blissful.

PURPORT

This is characteristic of a Vaiṣṇava. He is never envious if another devotee receives the mercy and strength of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. A pure Vaiṣṇava is very happy to see a person elevated in devotional service. Unfortunately, there are many so-called Vaiṣṇavas who become envious to see someone actually recognized by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. It is a fact that no one can preach Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s message without receiving the special mercy of the Lord. This is known to every Vaiṣṇava. Yet there are some envious people who cannot tolerate the expansion of this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement all over the world. They find fault with the preacher who has spread this movement and do not praise him for the excellent service he has rendered in fulfilling Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu’s mission.