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Srila Prabhupada writes in CC 1/8/62 “It is a qualification of a Vaiṣṇava that he is adoṣa-darśī: he never sees others’ faults. Of course, every human being has both good qualities and faults. Therefore it is said, saj-janā guṇam icchanti doṣam icchanti pāmarāḥ: everyone has a combination of faults and glories. But a Vaiṣṇava, a sober man, accepts only a man’s glories and not his faults, for flies seek sores whereas honeybees seek honey. Haridāsa Paṇḍita never found fault with a Vaiṣṇava but considered only his good qualities.”
While there are problems and disagreements in any community, bhakti means (Wiki: “attachment, participation, fondness for, homage, faith, love, devotion, worship, purity”) and never insults, condemnation and vilification. Every Vaishnava, regardless of flaws, deserves respect and kindness. In the heart of a Vaishnava, there is absolutely no room for insult, hate or animosity.
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Please consider carefully the following quotes from our holy scriptures:
Lord Chaitanya: “Renouncing criticism of others, everyone please chant Lord Krishna’s name. I will personally deliver anyone who does not criticize others (anindaka) and who once chants ‘Krishna!’ That is the truth. It is the truth.” – Chaitanya Bhagavata Madhya-khanda – 19.213-214
“Vaiṣṇavas are all great souls. Whoever blasphemes them falls down to the hell known as Mahāraurava. He is also accompanied by his forefathers. Whoever kills or blasphemes a Vaiṣṇava and whoever is envious of a Vaiṣṇava or angry with him, or whoever does not offer him obeisances or feel joy upon seeing a Vaiṣṇava, certainly falls into a hellish condition.”
Chaitanya Bhagavata Madhya-khanda – Ch 22:
Text 8-9 – Even if he has attained Lord Krishna’s mercy, a person who offends a Vaishnava is stopped from attaining ecstatic love (Prema) for Lord Krishna. I do not speak these words. They are the Vedas’ words. Saci’s son proved that they are true.
Text 130 – One should avoid an offender, even if the offender is otherwise very qualified. A little association with an offender will make one fall down.
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“If even a person equal to Lord Siva offends a Vaishnava, the offender will perish. This the scriptures say. They who will not follow these instructions and blaspheme good people are sinners. They will suffer birth after birth.” – Chaitanya Bhagavad 2.22.55-56
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