I came across the point that the common interest should be given equal importance to one’s own interest and that is the state of a saintly person. – That’s quite something because:
Our own interest; ‘first ourself’
then the interest of our dear ones,
then the interest of our aquaitances,
then maybe our fellow men, say members of Iskcon,
then maybe to people of the nationality that we can relate to and so on.
We treat people different…. We put their interest on lower levels than our own according to our own interest on them –
So it is very interesting that Dhruva Maharaja was told to come to that point:
the interest of everyone equal to his own – one in interest.
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Mayapur, November 2010)