The 26 qualities of a pure devotee of God or Krishna, 2nd Part, by Javier Figuerola or Haripada dasa
I’m going to put this message in three parts
11- He is peaceful: A person can be peaceful when he is free of material desires, I remember a song of an acharya or bona fide spiritual master who said that the symptom that I will have obtained the mercy of Sri Nityananda is that I will be free from material desires and When Lord Nrisimhadeva told Prahlada Maharaja to ask for a blessing, he asked me in the depths of my heart that I have no material desires.
12- He always finds himself delivered to Krishna or God: In my blog are all the songs of the saranagati or the surrender to Almighty God by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, in Harinama Chintamani chap. 13 it is said that the six principles of surrender to Krishna or God they are: 1- the vow to accept everything favorable to the service of the Lord, 2-reject anything that is unfavorable, 3-be convinced that Lord Krishna will always give protection, 4-depend completely on Krishna for everything, 5 – always feel meek and humble and 6 – throw yourself at the lotus feet of Lord Krishna.
13- He has no material desires: I remember a meaning of Srila Prabhupada that said there was a corner and a devout desire that there is a temple and now that temple is visited by millions of people, those are the wishes of the devotees, Srila Prabhupada said that you only have to desire and Krishna will make the arrangements, the only way to subjugate material desires is to have spiritual desires and always making plans to please Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.
14- He is very humble: Srila Krishna das kaviraja gosvami says in the Chaitanya Charitamrita that he is lower than the worms in the excrement, he is more sinful than Jagay and Madhay, that he who says his name will leave all the activities pious, that is humility, in the Kartika vrata of the year 1972. Srila Prabhupada said in the Radha Damodara in Vrindavana that we should always be ready to offer respect, not only to the devotees, but to all, because each living entity is originally a devotee of Krishna, but circumstantially, being covered by maya, he is acting like a demon, but his original nature is that of a devotee of Krishna, that is humility.
15- He is always fixed in his purpose: From faith to love for God there are 9 states of perfection, nistha or being fixed is the fifth, the 1 is faith, the 2 is the association with the devotees, the 3 is the spiritual initiation, 4 is the cleansing of the heart of undesirable things, 5 is to be fixed, 6 is to feel a taste in devotional service, 7 is to feel an attachment, 8 is to feel spiritual emotions when rendering devotional service and 9 is the goal of human life, prema pumarto mahan, pure love for God or Krishna.
16- He has triumphed over the six material qualities: Lust, anger, greed, envy, madness and illusion, in Srimad Bhagavatm 7,9,1 it is said that the Supreme Personality of Godhead and his devotee know properly use lust, anger, greed, illusion, pride and envy, lust is spiritualized when we use everything in the service of Krishna, the example of this are the gopis of Vrindavana, anger is spiritualized when we use it to defend Krishna from his enemies, the example of this are Arjuna and Hanuman, greed is spiritualized when we use it to buy the ticket back home to God, I remember a meaning of Srila Prabhupada that says that the desire to go with Krishna is not a desire that shakes the mind, we use the illusion very much the sankirtaneros, I told a man that you have the face of a very good person, you look like the Pope, he immediately took out the wallet and gave me 100 dollars of donation , I gave To a mother who has the face of a saint, she immediately collaborated with me and told me that I help you because you told me holy, pride, Srila Prabhupada said that the words of the spiritual master are the disciple’s pride, pride is also spiritualized when we we become proud of our acharyas or spiritual teachers who form our disciplic succession, what great personalities! They come from the spiritual world, we should not imitate the acharyas, but follow in their footsteps, I remember reading in the Nectar of devotion that the devotee mahabhagavata is in raganuga, but to give an example to the neophytes, acts as a neophyte and envy, I remember in the centenary of Srila Prabhupada in 1996 the bbt of Spain promised before the Deities and 500 devotees that would print the Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita , there are very small countries that have all of Srila Prabhupada’s books translated and printed in their languages, that is transcendental envy.