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Qualities of a pure devotee of Krishna

As one cultivates Krishna consciousness, these qualities gradually develop. A pure devotee of Krishna is said to have innumerable good qualities. The following list from the scripture Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita contains many of the prominent ones.

A pure devotee is:

  • merciful
  • not defiant
  • truthful
  • equal to everyone
  • faultless
  • magnanimous
  • clean
  • aware that everything belongs to Krishna
  • a performer of welfare work for everyone
  • peaceful
  • surrendered to Krishna
  • desireless
  • indifferent to material acquisitions
  • fixed in Krishna consciousness
  • completely in control of bad qualities
  • moderate in eating
  • not obsessed with material things
  • respectful
  • without false prestige
  • grave
  • compassionate
  • a friend to all
  • poetic
  • expert
  • silent (speaks only about spiritual topics)