Tridandiswami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
DO NOT THINK, ‘HE IS A DISCIPLE OF SOMEONE OTHER THAN MY GURUDEVA’. DO NOT BE SECTARIAN, LIKE A CLOSED BOX
Do not think, “He is a disciple of someone other than my gurudeva.” Do not be sectarian, like a closed box. Be open. Give respect to all those who chant Hare Krsna and accept Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Nityananda Prabhu, and our guru-parampara. I’ve come to tell you all these truths.
I’m happy that all local and other devotees here are coming and honoring all Vaisnavas in Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s family. Always respect those who have this idea. Don’t quarrel, as some devotees are now quarreling amongst themselves. Giving respect to each other, and come together at least for festivals, on days like Krsna Janmastami, and Mahaprabhu’s birthday. Invite everyone, give classes to each other, remember the words of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Rupa Gosvami, and try to follow them. If you do that, you will not fall down. If you don’t, you may fall.
Murwillumbah, Australia: Feb. 18, 2002