BG Chap 12 - Qualities that make devotees dear to the Lord

The devotee is devoid of hatred (adveṣṭā) towards all living beings including those who hate him understanding such hatred is arranged by the Lord, in accordance with his prārabdha karmas. He shows affection and friendliness (maitraḥ) towards them since they are also the abode of the Supreme Lord. He is merciful (karuṇa), lamenting for persons who are suffering, thinking that no one should suffer for any reason. He makes no distinction at all by being friendly and merciful even to his enemies. He is devoid of possessiveness of objects or body (nirmamaḥ), thinking that those things are transformations belonging to prakṛti, not to himself. By this non-possessiveness and not thinking of the body as the self (nirahaṅkāraḥ), the devotee never develops hatred. He considers happiness in comfortable circumstances, and distress in miserable circumstances equally (sama-duḥkha-sukhaḥ), because he is tolerant (kṣamī).

Such a devotee maintains his life by being satisfied with what comes of its own accord, and thus has a peaceful heart whether he gains or loses these things (santuṣṭaḥ). He is constantly engaged in bhakti yoga (satatam yogī) under the guidance of his guru. He expresses satisfaction as it is helpful for him to execute bhakti yoga. By chance he does not attain required food, his mind is restrained (yatātmā) without agitation. He does not resort to aṣṭāṅga-yoga or other processes to bring about peace, if his mind becomes disturbed for any reason. He is firmly convinced (dṛḍha-niścaya) that he should perform only ananya-bhakti, thinking constantly that he is the servant of Hari, so that challengers cannot defeat him with bad logic. The devotee is able to do all these because he offers his mind and intelligence to Kṛṣṇa (arpita mano-buddhiḥ), being absorbed in meditating and contemplating on Him. Such a devotee is very dear to Kṛṣṇa