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Question: Sometimes we see politics in the movement. How to be enthusiastic in preaching and deal effectively with the issues?

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Jayapataka Swami: Sometimes we see what? Lord Caitanya said that there are some weeds in devotional service. He said that nisidacar, kuti nati, jiva himsa, puja, pratista He said that breaking principles, politics, and envy against other living entities, one profit, they want profit, they want worship, they want position, so these are all the weeds of devotional service. These are all stated, these could be there. Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakur, he said, that naturally when one preaches, they get some pratista, they get some recognition. But if one desires recognition, they are not motivated by the desire to please Krsna, instead they want position, Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Prabhupada Thakur, he said in his Vaisnava ke, that this is like sukarabista, stool of a pig. Pig eats stool, so what his stool be like? Ha! Srila Bhaktisiddanta Saraswati Thakurthat if one desires position, their desire is like the stool of a pig. By preaching you naturally get position, you naturally get recognized but you should not desire it, it happens automatically, if we desire that is disgusting. So we would encourage devotees to try to please guru and Krsna. To try to please Gauuuuuranga Nityananda. In this way their life will be successful.