Jayapatākā Swami: We will take the association of such devotees who have a very good attitude. But if such kind of devotee who is always trying to put us down or to get us all the time, with such devotees, we will stay away from them, but we will not be envious towards them. I also had an experience like this. But then, later on I was not envious towards them but they had a problem. But later on they apologized to me, whatever. Lord Caitanya in the third verse of the Śīkāṣṭaka has advised, always give respect to all and do not expect respect or praise for yourself.
26-June-2021
Sridham Mayapur, India