Sectarianism – Party Spirit and the true Śrī Gaurāṅga Samāja

“The eleventh obstacle of the Vaiṣṇavas is sectarianism,
which takes the shape of the forest fire. Due to sectarianism
a person cannot accept anyone outside of his own group as a
Vaiṣṇava, and as a result he faces many obstacles in finding a
guru and associating with devotees [sādhu-saṅga]. Therefore
extinguishing the forest fire is most important”

— Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura
Śrí Kṛṣṇa-saṁhitā 8. 22