Initiation Lecture [partially recorded]
Kṛṣṇa, give me thousand dollars," so this is not pure devotion. Kṛṣṇa can give. Why thousand? But that is not pure devotion. That is not pure devotion. Sarva... What is called? Sarvopādhi-vinirmuktam [Cc. Madhya 19.170]. This is not pure devotion. You should all understand this. Anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyam [Cc. That is pure devotion. That will make you happy. [aside:] Go on. Go on explaining...
That is not pure devotion. That is adulterated. That is also devotion, but it is adulterated. Pure devotion means without any material desire. That is pure devotion.
Otherwise, that is not pure devotion. Actually devotee's never in distress. If You want to benedict me, please give me pure devotion on Your lotus feet." Guest: Bhakti. So that is pure devotion.
devotion. devotion. This is pure devotion. Chala-dharma, which is not pure devotion, that is completely thrown away in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. devotion.
devotion, he immediately becomes liberated. Therefore pure devotion should be freed from the contamination of karma-kāṇḍa and jñāna-kāṇḍa. Therefore pure devotion means anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyaṁ jñāna-karmādy-anāvṛtam [Brs. 1.1.11]. Pure devotion means one should be freed from all material desires, even from the desire of being elevated So they are not pure devotion. They are karma-kāṇḍa, jñāna-kāṇḍa.
The Nectar of Devotion
That is pure devotion. That is the characteristic of pure devotion." Prabhupāda: Yes. These are the characteristics of pure devotion. That is pure devotion. Go on, one paragraph more. What is the time now?
That is the result of pure devotion. That is pure devotion. "Oh, I served God so many years, and still I could not see Him. Therefore this type of devotion is not pure devotion. Motive... That is pure devotion.
That is the way of pure devotion. That was taught by Lord Caitanya. That is pure devotion. So Prahlāda Mahārāja was a pure devotee. This is the sign of pure devotion. So he says, mahi gṛṇāmi: "I shall simply..." You can pray. That is pure devotion.
That is pure devotion. Because there is no desire. That is explained here. Ahaituky apratihatā. That is pure devotion. Anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyam [Brs. 11.1.11], without any desire. That is pure devotion. Just like Prahlāda Mahārāja was offered all kinds of facilities. These are the highest ideas of pure devotion. Ahaituky apratihatā. Then "You are poor man.
arthārthī whose background is pious life, they approach God: "Kṛṣṇa, please help me," although it is not pure devotion. Pure devotion is without any desire for material benefits. anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyaṁ jñāna-karmādy-anāvṛtam ānukūlyena kṛṣṇānu- śīlanaṁ bhaktir uttamā [Brs.1.1.11] That sample of pure devotion is found in Vṛndāvana amongst the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana.
some motive to mitigate the sufferings, ārtaḥ arthārthi, or to satisfy some inquires, they are not pure devotion. So the gopīs' activities, they are the supreme platform of pure devotion.
That is pure devotion, anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyam [Brs. 1.1.11]. That is not pure devotion. Pure devotion is akāmaḥ---nothing.