Seven Entities To Not Be Envious Of

Krishna's Mercy

[Krishna with cows]“When one is envious of the demigods, who represent the Supreme Personality of Godhead, of the Vedas, which give all knowledge, of the cows, brahmanas, Vaishnavas and religious principles, and ultimately of Me, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he and his civilization will be vanquished without delay.” (Shrimad Bhagavatam, 7.4.27)

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यदा देवेषु वेदेषु
गोषु विप्रेषु साधुषु
धर्मे मयि च विद्वेषः
स वा आशु विनश्यति

yadā deveṣu vedeṣu
goṣu vipreṣu sādhuṣu
dharme mayi ca vidveṣaḥ
sa vā āśu vinaśyati

The Sanskrit word is vidveshah. Quarrel. Hatred. Envy. The warning comes directly from the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Vidveshah towards certain people and things ultimately leads to doom. Not merely a way to instill fear without reason, there is sound logic behind the concept of showing respect to those who do so much for mankind at large.

1. The demigods

Known as devas in…

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