The 26 qualities of a pure devotee of God or Krishna, 3rd Part, by Javier Figuerola or Haripada dasa
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17- He does not eat more than he needs: Srila Prabhupada said that if one eats too much, he will have to sleep more, and if one sleeps more than 6 hours a day is influenced by ignorance, most Hindus are skinny , but they have an inconceivable energy.
18- He is always prudent: In the Sriman Bhagavatam, ninth chant, chapter 16 it is said that Parasurama’s father, Jamadagni, told his younger son Parasurama to kill his brothers, for having disobeyed his order and his mother for having been infidel mentally, Lord Parasurama knowing the power of his father, teacher in the art of meditation and austerity, immediately killed his mother and his brothers, Jamadagni, the son of Satyavati was very pleased with Parasurama and invited him to ask Whatever blessing you desire, Lord Parasurama asked that my mother and my brothers live again and not remember that I killed them, that is the blessing that he requested and Srila Prabhupada in the meaning says that it does not matter if we are Kartavyryarjuna, Jamadagni or Parasurama , or whoever, we must act with great prudence and sagacity, otherwise, we will have to suffer the results of sinful activities, that is the lesson we receive from the Vedic scriptures s.
19 – He is always respectful of others: Srila Gaura Kisora das babhaji always said that all living entities are worthy of my adoration.
20- He does not demand respect for himself: Srila Prabhupada said that we should not demand respect from others, but inspire respect.
21- He is serious: It is said that the devotee of Krishna is so grave that it is very difficult to know his plans and his mentality, even the most intelligent people get confused when they see the words, activities and thoughts of the pure devotees of God.
22- He is merciful .: The symptom of a merciful person is that he is very tolerant.
23- He is friendly: A nickname of Maharaja Yudisthir is that he never created any enemy, the devotee of God or Krishna is so friendly that he even prays to God for his enemies and Srila Visvanatha Cakravatti Thakura says that this is the sign of a paramahansa , who wishes good even to his enemy.
24- He is poetic: Srila Prabhupada says in a class that poetry is not that he writes poetry, but writes spiritual literature.
25- He is an expert: I remember that in the Nectar of devotion he says that the expert person is the one who does the most difficult thing, the most difficult thing to do in this world is to convert people to devotees of Krishna, once they asked Srila Prabhupada that the great saints always perform miracles and what is your miracle, Srila Prabhupada replied you see all these people, before they were crows, now they are swans, I convert crows into swans, that is why Srila Prabhupada said that only one Pure devotee can make pure devotees, the pseudo devotee can not, worldly people envy the pure devotee of Krishna, seeing him so expert in everything.
26- He is silent: Srila Prabhupada said that the silent person is the one who sings the 24 hours of Hare Krishna day and preaches the glories of the Lord.