Devotees Are Always...- an essential subject
Devotees are always merciful, humble, truthful, equal to all, faultless, magnanimous, mild and clean. They are without material possessions, and they perform welfare work for everyone. They are peaceful, surrendered to Kṛṣṇa and desireless. They are indifferent to material acquisitions and are fixed in devotional service. They completely control the six bad qualities—lust, anger, greed and so forth. They eat only as much as required, and they are not inebriated. They are respectful, grave, compassionate and without false prestige. They are friendly, poetic, expert and silent. A devotee is always free from all bad association. Sometimes one is praised and sometimes one is defamed; that is the nature of human society. But a devotee is always transcendental to artificial fame and infamy, distress or happiness. He is very patient. He does not speak of anything but the topics about Kṛṣṇa.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Devotees Are Always... category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 16 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|A devotee is always calm, quiet and patient, despite many distressful conditions. A devotee is also always kind to everyone, even to his enemy. (Bhagavad-gītā 12.13-14)|
|A devotee in love with God feels always the pangs of separation and is therefore always enwrapped in transcendental ecstasy. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.6.20)|
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