No one is free to act freely and independently, and as such, one should always seek the permission of the Lord to act or eat or speak, and by the blessing of the Lord everything done by a devotee is beyond the principles of the four defects typical of the conditioned soul
Persons who have acted piously in previous lives and in this life and whose sinful actions are completely eradicated are freed from the dualities of delusion, and they engage themselves in My service with determination
"If barber is there, then no body will roam with long hair and dirty beard. Barber replied -"What is my mistake ? If people want - they should come to me." The barber got his answer - "If we want to see God and get protected, we must go to Him."
This situation is very similar to what you carry in your heart when you don't like some people. This hatred makes your heart unhealthy and you carry that hatred in your heart everywhere you go. If you can not bear the smell of spoiled potatoes for a week, imagine the impact of this hatred that you carry through out your life, on your heart?
If we want to know the characteristics of a President of a country, we must either associate with his family or his close friends and confidential relatives. In the same way to know about the secret of realizing the Lord as the Supersoul and friend of everyone, we have to associate with His close associate or His eternal servitors
Gurudev said - "The criticism that we receive is the medicine to cure our disease.If you do something wrong you must be prepared to face the music. You think that you are perfect and that is why you cannot handle criticisms.
It is very very important to remember Srila Prabhupada's outstanding humility and perfect relationship with Guru. His example is ours to follow with our respective Spiritual masters. Be peaceful and self satisfied.
Whatever you desire to describe that is separate in vision from the Lord simply reacts, with different forms, names and results, to agitate the mind as the wind agitates a boat which has no resting place.