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The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading] "4) Pure devotional service is rarely achieved. 5) Those in pure devotional service..." Prabhupāda: Page number? Page number? Pradyumna: Page 2. "Those in pure devotional service deride even the conception of liberation. [microphone feedback] 6) Pure devotional service is the only means to attract Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is all-attractive, but pure devotional service attracts even Him. This means that pure devotional service is even transcendentally stronger than Kṛṣṇa Himself
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pure devotee does not aspire after any of these perfections, because the happiness derived from developed even a little quantity of pure devotional service can very easily kick out all the other position and wanted only to gain unflinching faith and devotion unto the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya. That is the position of the pure devotees. If they can be engaged twenty-four hours each day in . Sa guṇān samatītyaitān brahma-bhūyāya kalpate [Bg. 14.26]. A pure devotee, who is constantly
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enhance. That is pure devotion. Just like in foreign country, when one Indian meets another Indian Lord. That is the characteristic of pure devotion." Prabhupāda: Yes. This is instructed by Lord devotee. These are the characteristics of pure devotion. This chapter is "Characteristics of Pure to make our desires śūnyam. Simply we be engaged in the service of the Lord. That is pure devotion interests of Kṛṣṇa. This..., this is purity of purpose and the platform of pure devotional service in
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was explaining the other six items, how devotional service, pure devotional service, is the only . That is pure devotional service. Kṛṣṇa also gave him certificate, bhakto 'si priyo 'si [Bg. 4.3] = "My . Attention of Kṛṣṇa can be attracted by pure devotional service, without any personal motive. If it is ]. Caitanya-caritāmṛta kar says except pure devotee, who only wants to satisfy Kṛṣṇa, everyone is working for his personal benefit, karmī, jñānī, yogī. But Kṛṣṇa says, "Pure devotional service..." Not
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] Those who are actually engaged in pure devotion, their senses are purified. Without purified . Kṛṣṇa is the master, controller of everything, but to the pure devotee He becomes dependent. So why the pure devotee will ask for anything else? Adurlabham ātma-bhaktau. For a devotee, Kṛṣṇa is within Truth can be controlled by the devotee. They want to become one. But here the Vaiṣṇava, pure Vaiṣṇava Kṛṣṇa. [aside:] Go on. Bhavānanda: "To pure devotees, therefore, liberation and spiritual
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exchange of his devotional service. That is pure devotion. Anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyam jñāna-karmādy Pradyumna: Nectar of Devotion. "This eternal engagement in bhakti-rasa can be understood by a serious student upon studying The Nectar of Devotion. Adoption of bhakti-rasa, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness Devotion will gradually elevate one from the material condition of life to the spiritual status world, that thing, in its pure form, is existing in the Supreme Absolute. That is the fact. Otherwise
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. "Yudhiṣṭhira Mahārāja was appreciating the qualities of Prahlāda, and that is one symptom of a pure devotee. A pure devotee never thinks himself as great; he always thinks that other devotees are greater by their devotion, by their friendship and by their love. "That is the proof of how great this First Stages of Devotion.' The three categories of devotional service which Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī ecstasy and devotional service in pure love of Godhead. There are many subheadings in each of these
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should be ready to serve Him. That is pure devotion. Not that forced. In the beginning, we have to -called devotion, service, is motivated. So this bhakti word is monopolized by Kṛṣṇa, and nobody else as pure devotional service. Pure devotional service should be free from the desire for any material in proposing transcendental realization through volumes of word jugglery and speculation. Pure has to learn Kṛṣṇa consciousness, or pure devotional service..." Prabhupāda: Yes. Jñāna-karmādy
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the human society. Not that everyone will become Kṛṣṇa conscious. By the presence of really a pure spiritual master, then gradually he rises to the platform of serving in pure love of God. "Chapter with pure devotees is the sign of great fortune. It is confirmed by Lord Caitanya that the only first-class platform if they associate with pure devotees. "An example of the neophyte class is protection, after which he became a pure devotee. Similarly Sanaka, Sanātana, Sananda and Sanat-kumāra were
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serve Kṛṣṇa. Ānukūlyena kṛṣṇānu-śīlanam [Cc. Madhya 19.167]. That is pure devotion. [aside:] Go Your Lordship, glories chanted by pure devotees from the core of their hearts in praise of Your five kinds of liberation = sāyujya, sārūpya, sālokya, sāmīpya... But a pure devotee does not want any the order of a devotee, that is very difficult to achieve. So therefore pure devotional service pure devotional service is a different subject matter. Dharmaḥ projjhita-kaitavo atra [SB 1.1.2
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cleansed... Because the soul, as he is, he's pure. Asaṅgo hy ayaṁ puruṣaḥ. The spirit soul is not characteristics, which are very pure, they become manifest. Yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā sarvair . Yasyāsti bhaktir bhagavaty akiñcanā sarvair guṇais tatra. Pure character, pure qualities will be character by becoming a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa. The conclusion is that no one can truly have any good feet of Govinda and who has thus developed pure Kṛṣṇa consciousness can be very easily awarded all
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Caitanya Mahāprabhu it is very rare to find out a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa. The conclusion is, a pure = koti-mukta-madhye durlabha kṛṣṇa-bhakta [Cc. Madhya 19.148]. Kṛṣṇa-bhakta, a pure devotee of Kṛṣṇa , or fruitive work, consists of activities which are unable to help one attain to pure devotional all material contamination by Kṛṣṇa consciousness. He should be restored to his pure identity, where purified, there is no question of pure devotional service. Sa bhaktaḥ prakṛtaḥ smṛta [SB 11.2.47]. If