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Question: Few days before you mentioned that we should not think bad about devotees, but if we see devotees doing wrong like going opposite to Srila Prabhupada’s teachings or spreading some ideas, not in line with our philosophy, then what to do in that case? If we are not their authority, how to deal with it? As in the mind it is not very positive thoughts that come about them.

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Jayapataka Swami: You see if someone is not giving a proper example, you can decide not to follow that devotee. But we still think that that devotee is somehow or another engaged in devotional service. So therefore they are glories. So we may decide not to follow that devotee because we don’t think his activities are exemplary. But we should not criticize, we can ask people why do you want to follow that devotee?