Envy The Competitor of Divine Love


From the combined works of Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura, the seventh Goswami and Srila Gour Govinda Swami.

By misunderstanding the nature of our true self – in other words – due to svarupa-bhrama-the seed of lust sprouts in our hearts and gradually grows into the tree of envy, thus sending prema – which is jaiva-dharma, or the true nature of all living entities – far away. Lust (kama), anger (krodha), greed (lobha), delusion (moha) and pride (mada) are all included in envy (matsarya). Lust is included in anger. Lust and anger are both included in greed. Lust, anger and greed are within delusion. And lust, anger, greed and delusion are found within pride, which refers to all kinds of pride, including pride in one’s wealth, in one’s beauty, in one’s bodily prowess, in one’s high caste and in one’s erudition. But envy (matsarya) encompasses all of this: lust, anger, greed, delusion and all kinds of pride. -Śrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

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