The definition of a pure devotee

The definition of a pure devotee
(As given by Rupa Gosvami in Bhaktirasamrta-sindhu)

The definition of a pure devotee can be summarized thus: his service is favorable and is always in relation to Krsna. The symbol of devotional service in the highest degree is Radharani. Krsna is called Madanamohana, which means that He is so attractive that He can defeat the attraction of thousands of Cupids. But Radharani is still more attractive, for She can even attract Krsna. Therefore devotees call Her Madana-mohana-mohini--the attractor of the attractor of Cupid. To perform devotional service means to follow in the footsteps of Radharani, and devotees in Vrndavana put themselves under the care of Radharani in order to achieve perfection in their devotional service.
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  • "Very Knowledgeable "
    contninue keeping us always in relation to Sri Krsna.
    Radhe Radhe
  • haribol...!!!!
  • Hare Krishna, Awesome wording and thank you so much for finding this Radharani love to us all.
  • i feel bhakti is something individual and personal relationship......with lord.............any assistance would be is a one on one business and no other approach could help it out.................but then this is my view...................hari bol
  • radhe krishna mata g. this is first i got to know why a pure devotee is to be believe to do bhakti like radha rani
  • Hari bol...Absolutely TRUE
  • I did a quick search to find "The definition of a pure devotee". One of the Results are of great auspiciousness

    Thakura Bhaktivinoda
    Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura
    (The Harmonist, December 1931, vol. XXIX No.6)
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