we are tested at different times and it is up to us to take these tests in stride. Sometimes someone says something to us. A new person comes, they have to learn so many things, it is a new environment, and someone chastises them why are you eating with your left hand? Why are you doing this and they get little ego, why are they always on my case? These are all false ego that we have to give up. Even if someone may be very gentle, like you very much. Someone may be a bit inexperienced and say it in a very harsh way. We just take it alright, this is the mercy of Krishna, it is just to teach me some humility.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 29th Sep, SB class @ Toronto, Canada