Kolavecha Sridhar who practically didn’t even have enough, just barely to live. Not adequately living. But he still maintained that principle. So, like this we find in Lord Chaitanya’s devotees that they live very strictly by principles. The Principles of austerity, truthfulness, cleanliness and mercy. That they very strictly avoid pride, attachment to sense gratification and intoxication. Therefore, we should try to follow in the footsteps of those great devotees. People will know the modern day devotees of the Lord Chaitanya to have these type of qualities. Prabhupada wanted them. Doesn’t want their devotees should be known by any negative connotation. Falsely we may be accused, that’s another thing. But we shouldn’t do something where we are actually deviating from the religious principles
Otherwise, how can we direct the common man to follow these principles, if we don’t follow them ourselves?Otherwise, how can we direct the common man to follow these principles, if we don’t follow them ourselves?
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 27th April, SB class @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia