Material happiness and suffering that we have to tolerate. Even you have entered devotional service, that doesn’t mean you won’t get material happiness. Where the Krishna stands, there is no loss. Whatever happiness you are going to get you are still going to get that. Only you may be relieved from some suffering. So even the devotee they also afraid that “I don’t want that happiness also. You promise also help whatever happiness I was going to get whatever good karmas I have I am going to get. But even that good karma, if it stands in the way of my devotional service, I don’t care for it. If it can be used in my devotional service, alright. I don’t mind. But if its going to be a stumbling block, then I also don’t want even my good karma.”
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 20th July, SB class @ Chennai, India.