Guru Maharaj: You see, in the material world, people, they are competing with others in a race, thinking I will be the first. But in service to Kṛiṣhṇa, it is not that we are competing with others. Rather, Kṛishna is more pleased if they help others. We shouldn’t be thinking that by somehow by impeding others, or somehow if someone else excels, somehow that is detrimental to us – it is not the case. Everyone has a personal relationship with Kṛishna, rather the envy of others is a great impediment – you will never be the number one! When I said to Śrīla Prabhupāda, I am the most fallen, he said you are not the most anything! So that should be our mood. There will always be some devotee who is better than us, but we should not envy that person. Rather we should associate and try to improve our own service.
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