(Devotees on harinama-sankirtana, Boston 1970—click to enlarge)
"So far as your fraternal quarrel is concerned, I may recite in this connection one story: An old father required massaging so all the children wanted to serve the father. The father divided the right and left portion of his body to be served by the children. Later along with the service, there was some quarrel between the children, and they were competing by hitting the parts of the father which was assigned to the opposing party. So the father said that you are hitting my different parts due to your opposition to one another, but I am therefore dying. Similarly, either this department or that department, if you quarrel amongst yourselves it will be detrimental to my missionary ambition. Please therefore stop this unnecessary strain."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, February 20, 1969)
"Please do your duty combinedly without any disruption of peaceful attitudes amongst yourselves. We are pushing our movement on the background of a peaceful atmosphere in the world, and if we show a little disturbance in our own camp that will not be a very good example. Therefore, everyone should be forbearing, tolerant and cooperative. That is my special request to you all."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, January 18, 1969)
"A leader has to lead others very tactfully and intelligently. Kindly therefore do not quarrel, but go on with your duties progressively."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, May 10, 1970)
"Because we are all individuals sometimes there is disagreement between devotees. When non-devotees quarrel they cannot stop and end up killing each other. But the devotees' disagreement does not last long because they patch it up for Krsna's sake, because they are all working for the same end—Krsna's service."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, March 10, 1973)
"You have dedicated your life for Krsna and therefore you should be ideal. We are introducing Krsna Consciousness movement for the harmony and good will of humanity. But if you yourselves are suffering from the very ills we are trying to remove, how can the people be influenced favorably? Stop this fighting, tolerate, chant and read our books. Use the intelligence and do some service for Krsna. My request to you is to not fight anymore."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, May 1, 1974)
"We are taught to address others as Prabhu. Prabhu means master; and the leader of the masters is called Prabhupad. So if the Prabhus have surrendered to the Prabhupad, why there shall be such mentality of occupying the superior position? This is contradictory."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, May 10, 1970)
"Sankirtana will keep everyone's mind clean and surely this quarreling will cease."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, November 4, 1971)
"The idea is that provocation and misunderstanding may remain between one man and another. But our staunch faith in Krishna Consciousness may not allow any material disruption. Please therefore try to be sympathetic with any person even if they differ. The only qualification we have to scrutinize is if one is acting in Krishna Consciousness as far as one is able to do it."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, November 18, 1967)
"The only fear I have is that you may fight. Please do not. That will ruin everything we have done. If there is any misunderstandings which arise, as they will, settle them up. You are all qualified American boys, now push on this glorious mission without letting it be hampered by personal differences."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, January 11, 1974)
"The test of our actual dedication and sincerity to serve the Spiritual Master will be in this mutual cooperative spirit to push on this Movement and not make factions and deviate."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, December 9, 1973)
"I can understand that previously there must have been some quarrel amongst you and that sometimes happens amongst god-brothers. Whatever is done is done; the main thing is we must not carry grudges or continue to quarrel amongst one another."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, December 25, 1973)
"We have got so much vital spiritual knowledge to distribute to the public and they are in desperate need of it. The whole world is going to hell and everyone is suffering. In light of this, how can we argue amongst one another and neglect our responsibility for reclaiming these fallen souls for going Back to Home, Back to Godhead."
(Srila Prabhupada Letter, December 15, 1973)