If one is worshiping Lord Hari [Krishna], what is the use of performing extraneous penances? On the other hand, if one is not worshiping Lord Hari, no such penances will save one.
The highest is the Vaishnava. Ideal vaishnava means he is a parama-hamsa. That means he is not envious from anybody. He is always thinking how to take others back to Godhead.
A good dancer does not blame the stage! A good cook does not blame the utensils! A good engineer does not blame the instruments, so a good preacher does not blame the field of his preaching.
Although by taking bath in Radhakunda one becomes very dear to Lord Sri Hari, still, if he takes bath anywhere in the name of pleasing Lord Hari, he pleases him as well.
The chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra is recommended even for persons who commit offenses, because if they continue chanting they will gradually chant offenselessly.
Purport on Srimad Bhagavatam 6.3.24
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.
When a person whistles then the whistle is one toned whistle. It may be sweet but only one toned. But when it comes in the contact with a lip whole and finger holes of a flute then it generates wonderful Ragas.Similarly Krishna is like that sweet whistle. But the devotees are like the finger holes. As soon as krishna comes in contact of the devotees then rasas are generated. Various sweet rasas.
The second-class devotee, even though he cannot support his position with sastric reference, can gradually become a first-class devotee by studying the sastras and associating with a first-class devotee. However, if the second-class devotee does not advance himself by associating with a first-class devotee, he makes no progress.
Mind is seat of senses, to control mind is very important aspect. We need to understand our duty to train our mind. We need to discriminate and we need to chastise the mind sometimes, we need to distinguish what is bhakti and maya.
Real compassion means to understand what the needs for body, mind and soul are.