So these Pāṇḍavas, they are also on the, on the level of loving Kṛṣṇa. Everyone is on the platform, but it is the difference of degrees. The same love. Somebody is loving his family, somebody is loving his wife, somebody is loving his society or friendship, society, friendship. They stay divided. But the ultimate, ultimate point of love is when you come to Kṛṣṇa. Sa vai puṁsāṁ paro dharmo (SB 1.2.6). Dharma means duty. That is dharma. All the characteristics. Dharma does not mean the religious fanaticism. No. That is not the Sanskrit meaning. Dharma means the real characteristic. I have several times explained that the water is liquid; that is the eternal characteristic of water. When water becomes hard, that is not eternal characteristic of water. Water is by nature liquid. Even when the water becomes hard, just like ice, the tendency is to become liquid again. Again. Again liquid.
So our real position, constitutional position, is to love Kṛṣṇa. But now we have become hard-hearted not to love Kṛṣṇa. Just like water becomes hard, ice, on account of some circumstantial position. When the temperature is very low, the water becomes hard. Similarly, if we do not love Kṛṣṇa, then our hearts will be harder and harder and harder. Heart is there for love, but why you are so hard-hearted? Why you are so much hard-hearted that we kill another fellow being or another animal—we do not care for it—for my satisfaction of the tongue? Because we have become hard-hearted. Hard-hearted. On account of not being a lover of Kṛṣṇa, we are all hard-hearted. Therefore the whole world is unhappy. But if you, hrdayena... Therefore it is said, preṣṭhatamenātha hṛdayenātma-bandhunā. If you love Kṛṣṇa, who is our real friend, as Kṛṣṇa says in the Bhagavad-gītā, suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ (BG 5.29). So when you actually become a devotee of Kṛṣṇa, because Kṛṣṇa's qualities are there within you, although in small quantity, so you also become suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ. Suhṛdaṁ sarva-bhūtānāṁ means friend of all living entities. Suhṛdaṁ. What is the business of Vaiṣṇava? Vaiṣṇava business is to become compassionate with the persons who are suffering materially. This is Vaiṣṇavism. Therefore Vaiṣṇava's description is,
- vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca
- kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca
- patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo
- vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ
- (Śrī Vaiṣṇava Praṇāma)
Patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo. Patita means "fallen."