Dealing with Others Etiquette with in Relationships 1. The Vaishnava society is very meticulously structured, where the juniors always respect seniors and juniors always receive affection and blessings from the seniors. The Vaishnava society is structured according to varnasrama, brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya and sudra; and sannyasi, vanaprastha, grhastha and brahmacari. There are considerations of seniority according to initiation among Godbrothers. Devotees who have received initiation earlier are considered senior. Sannyasis should always be respected as the guru.
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Dealing with Others Etiquette with in Relationships 1. The Vaishnava society is very meticulously structured, where the juniors always respect seniors and juniors always receive affection and blessings from the seniors.
The Vaishnava society is structured according to varnasrama, brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya and sudra; and sannyasi, vanaprastha, grhastha and brahmacari. There are considerations of seniority according to initiation among Godbrothers. Devotees who have received initiation earlier are considered senior. Sannyasis should always be respected as the guru.
In a Vaishnava society everyone tries to become humble. The more advanced one is the more humble he becomes. Sometimes senior Vaishnavas may offer respect to a junior Vaishnava due to his humility, but a junior Vaishnava should never think that he deserves that respect from all senior Vaishnavas. On the other hand when a senior Vaishnava offers him respect then the junior Vaishnava should feel extremely embarrassed, and repeatedly pray to Krsna that He receives the respect.
One should always remember that his business is to become more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, and desiring no respect for himself he should offer all respect to others. Never take sides when there is a disagreement among senior Vaishnavas. Stay neutral because the quarrel among the Vaishnavas is a kind of pastime and beyond our understanding.
Disciple should always respect his guru as God. Preachers should have compassion upon the innocent souls but avoid offenders. To accept others as prabhu, and remain as servant is the idea. This will make the relationship congenial. The Spiritual Master is never without his followers, so to serve the Spiritual Master also means to be the servant of his disciples.
When you want to serve the king, you must also serve his minister, secretary, and everyone who serves him. And to serve his servants may please him more than to serve the king personally. Godbrothers are not meant for being servants. SP letter to Janardana January 21, Please do your duty combinedly without any disruption of peaceful attitudes amongst yourselves.
We are pushing our movement on the background of a peaceful atmosphere in the world, and if we show a little disturbance in our own camp that will not be a very good example, therefore, everyone should be forbearing, tolerant and cooperative.
SP letter to Janaki January 18, But one thing is you must stop this fighting between brothers. Otherwise the whole program will be spoiled. Yourself, Tamala Krsna, Brahmananda, Satsvarupa-you should do everything combinedly.
That is my request. So if amongst us there is friction, it will be very dangerous. In the Vaikuntha factually there is no fault in anyone, but there is another type of competition. The competition is that one devotee thinks of other devotees how nicely they are serving the Lord. In the material world the attitude is that everyone likes to think that I am doing better than others. This is material conception. In the Spiritual Sky it is just the opposite: Everyone thinks that my contemporary devotees are doing better than me.
We are trained to address Godbrothers as Prabhu, which means Master. This means we shall try to find out always the serving side of our Godbrothers. Sometimes there are misgivings, but we should try to overlook.
SP letter to Upendra January 21, Brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra, brahmacari, grhastha, vanaprastha and sannyasa. Lilamrta Volume 5 p. That is the duty of a faithful companion of life. If the wife is helpful in the spiritual progress of life, she is the best friend and philosopher. So in Krsna consciousness the wife is never a burden, but she is completely a counterpart.
There are many examples of this type of husband and wife working in our different centers for propagating this sublime message. Our only prayer should be in the matter of desiring further development of devotional service and such sincere prayer should be submitted not directly to the Lord but through the via media of His bona fide servitor or representative.
Disciple is related to discipline, so it is my duty to my disciples. Otherwise, I am not upset with anyone. I simply do this to discipline you, because you are my disciples. Thus he committed a great offense, for a disciple should never try to instruct his spiritual master.
The first thing, I warn, Achyutananda, do not try to initiate. You are not in a proper position now to initiate anyone. Besides that, the etiquette is that so long the Spiritual Master is present, all prospective disciples should be brought to him. Therefore if anyone is anxious to be initiated, he should first of all hear our philosophy and join chanting at least for three months, and then if required, I shall send chanted beads for him if you recommend.
I understand that he has been induced by Bon Maharaja to be initiated by him for giving him shelter, and this foolish boy has accepted his inducement. So it is a deliberate transgression of Vaishnava etiquettes and otherwise a deliberate insult to me.
I do not know why he has done like this, but no Vaishnava will approve of this offensive action.
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Thank you for coming. Madhya-lila I am a most lowborn person. I have no knowledge of good behavior.
Etiquette in Management
In any Society, there must be some organization and management, otherwise there will be chaos. In order for people interact in a harmonious fashion, dealings and activities must be regulated and orchestrated. The material nature is the world of exploitation but the spiritual nature is the world of service. Regardless of position everyone is first and foremost a servant of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada.