TEXT 21
pratāparudrera bhāgya dekhi' bhakta-gaṇe
rājāre praśaṁse sabe ānandita-mane
SYNONYMS
pratāparudrera—of King Pratāparudra; bhāgya—the fortune; dekhi'-seeing; bhakta-gaṇe—all the devotees; rājāre—the King; praśaṁse—praised; sabe—all; ānandita-mane—with blissful minds.
TRANSLATION
Seeing the Lord's special mercy upon King Pratāparudra, the devotees praised the King's fortune, and their minds became open and blissful.
PURPORT
This is a characteristic of a Vaiṣṇava. He is never envious if one receives the mercy and strength of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. A pure Vaiṣṇava is very happy to see a person elevated in devotional service. Unfortunately, there are many so-called Vaiṣṇavas who become envious to see someone actually recognized by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. It is a fact that no one can preach Caitanya Mahāprabhu's message without receiving the special mercy of the Lord. This is known to every Vaiṣṇava, yet there are some envious people who cannot tolerate the expansion of this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement all over the world. They find fault with a pure devotee preacher and do not praise him for the excellent service he renders in fulfilling Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu's mission.

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