“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #8”
The Nectar of Devotion Vrndavana, November 3, 1972
2147) Whether I know there is no enviousness in spiritual pleasure! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
——————– So: “Pure devotional service automatically puts one in transcendental pleasure.” In the material pleasure, if I see you happy, I am unhappy; If I see you unhappy, I become happy. This is nature. I may say otherwise, but material nature is, if one is put into difficulty, then I become very happy, and if I am happy, others become envious. This is material pleasure. Whereas spiritual pleasure means that when one sees Krsna is happy, a devotee’s happy, the other devotee becomes happier. That is spiritual pleasure. In the spiritual world there is competition, but when one is advanced, the competitor become happy: “Oh, he’s so advanced. I could not do so.” There is no enviousness. ——————————-