WHAT IS THE FIRST SIGN OF A DEVOTEE.
Devotee means the first sign will be happy, brahma-bhutah prasannatma [Bg. 18.54]. If he's not prasannatma, he's a rascal. He has not entered even devotional life. He's outside. That is the test. Just like Dhruva Maharaja. When he saw Visnu, he said, "Everything is all right. I don't want anything." Svamin krtartho 'smi. That is Vaisnava. And if he is still in want or unhappiness, that means he has no spiritual life at all. He is simply making a show.