To obey His father, Rāmacandra left the kingdom of Ayodhyā, along with His wife and brother, Sītā Devī and Lakṣmaṇa. His father cried out, “Ha Rāma! Ha Rāma!” and gave up his life. Sītā Devī was the daughter of King Janaka, a very high-class emperor. Her father said, “You should come to my house. Rāma is going to leave to the forest.” Vaśiṣṭha and all others tried to convince Sita-devi to not go to the forest with Rāma, but Sītā said, “I can die anywhere. I don’t want to be in the palace of my father or anywhere else. I only know Rāma. If Rāma is in the forest, then I will be in the forest. If He is in the palace, then I will also be in the palace. I don’t know anyone else.” A devotee should be like this.
If you have lust, then link it with Kṛṣṇa and not with anyone else. You should be so tolerant that even if someone abuses you, you should not become angry.
June 21, 1998 New Braja, California