So many dirty things are there in the heart of a conditioned soul. Aparādha is especially dirty. We should not criticize any Vaiṣṇavas. We should be careful of the ten kinds of nāma-aparādha like vaiṣṇava-aparādha, and also of dhāma-aparādha, and sevā-aparādha. We should always clear our hearts of these offenses. Lust and anger should especially be driven out of your hearts. If lust and anger are there in your heart, then bhakti cannot come because bhakti is very soft, mild, and sweet. Bhakti cannot come; never and never. So, we should try to give up all these things.
June 22, 1998 New Braja, California