Even if devotees excuse those who insult them, Krishna takes a diffrent position and he is strict on this matter. Krishna will not excuse or tolerate any insult of his devotees. If we want to please Krishna, we must never insult his devotees. — Lecture on Bhagavad Gita, 01.26-27, London, 1973.
The difference between a devotee & a novdevotee is just like the bee and the fly.. The bee is always attracted by the honey and fly goes to the open sores. So the devotee is only attracted by the good qualities in other people & does not see their faults.
I regard as great even the smallest gift offered by My devotees in pure love, but even great offerings presented by nondevotees do not please Me
That is my ideal of life, to form a nice group of devotees to perform Sankirtana and to distribute our books in wider circles.
Letter to Gurudasa – Los Angeles 5 February, 1969.