One of the symptoms of a devotee is that he is kind. If our Godbrother becomes ill it is our duty to help him get the proper medicine and treatment so that he can recover. There is no question of ill-treating of our own Godbrothers simply because they are sick, nor should you allow such neglect to go on. So long we have this material body there will be sickness, but we have to remain on the transcendental platform nevertheless. – Letter to Sukadeva, April 05, 1974