The 26 qualities of a pure devotee of God or Krishna, 1st Part, by Javier Figuerola or Haripada dasa
I’m going to put this message in three parts
1- He is always kind to everyone: People suffer from lack of consciousness of God or Krishna, people have forgotten God or Krishna, and the devotee of God tries to distribute Krishna consciousness to people without discriminating against anyone, the a devotee of Krishna is even kind even to his enemy, when Durvasa Muni offended Maharaja Ambarisa, the king prayed to Krishna for the sage, and when Durvasa Muni threw himself at the lotus feet of Maharaja Ambarisa apologizing for his offenses he said that now I have recognized the devotees of God, although I have offended you, you have prayed for my good fortune.
2- He never seeks quarrels: Srila Prabhupada bought land in Bombay from Mr. Nair, this person was very powerful, president of two newspapers, president of supreme justice, etc., Mr. Nair had already cheated the C. Company , he took away the money and the land, now he wanted to do the same with Srila Prabhupada, but it backfired, because he had done so many offenses to Srila Prabhupada, he soon died, it is said in the book of Krishna in relation to Kamsa that the demons, because of their offenses, reduce their lives, they lose their body shine, etc. Then Mr. Nair’s wife threw himself at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada and apologized for all the offenses, and Srila Prabhupada told him that you are like my daughter to me, you will never lack anything.
3- His interest lies in the essence of life, which is spiritual: That is what he means, for the great swan or the swan, the swan has a quality that, from a mixture of water and milk, will drink the milk and leave the water , spiritual means to the service of Krishna or God and of His devotees, the things when using them in the service of Krishna are spiritualized.
4- He is equanimous with everyone: That comes in the verse of Bhagavad gita pandita sama darsinaha, the humble sage by virtue of his true knowledge sees with the same vision a learned brahmana, a cow, an elephant, a dog and a dog eats.
5- No one can find fault in him: Srila Prabhupada said many times that materialists criticize devotees out of envy, called them annoying people, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura Prabhupada said that one who is always accustomed to criticizing others will never prosper.
6- Your mind is magnanimous. Santa Teresa de Avila of Spain said that the mind is the madwoman of the house, if you go down the street and you meet a madman who has escaped from the madhouse and begins to say crazy things, what you will do, you will ignore it, The same way our mind is always telling us nonsense, and we must ignore it, when our mind is purified it will tell us devotional things, there we must pay attention to it, I advise you to read the mana siksa or preaching to the mind of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, pure nectar .
7- Your mind is always pure. Ceto darpanam marjanam, by chanting the Hare Krishna maha mantra we purify the mind of all material contamination.
8- Your mind is always clear. When we have a pure mind we will never forget Srila Prabhupada or Krishna or God and everything related to Them.
9 – His mind is always devoid of material obsessions: Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura in his mana siksa says that the root of all the undesirable things that are in our heart, is that one wants respect from others, Srila Prabhupada always said not to demand respect but inspire respect.
10- He is a benefactor for all living entities. It was Srila Rupa Gosvami who glorified Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu by saying that he was the greatest benefactor, since he was giving Krishna consciousness or pure love for God to all, and our Srila Prabhupada is the commander-in-chief of the spiritual forces of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, please, we do not see Srila Prabhupada as the guru of a few people, no, that is a big mistake, let’s see Srila Prabhupada as the Jagat-guru the guru of the universe.