Definition of Pure Devotional Service
be counted as pure devotional service. Pure devotional service should be free from the desire for any through volumes of word jugglery and speculation. Pure devotional service must always be free from such fruitive activities and philosophical speculations. One has to learn Kṛṣṇa consciousness, or pure
take to Kṛṣṇa consciousness for fulfilling some material desire. That is not pure devotion. That is adulterated. That is also devotion, but it is adulterated. Pure devotion means without any material desire. We serve Kṛṣṇa not for any benefit, material or spiritual. That is pure devotion. Anyone who has got unalloyed bhakti, devotion... Akiñcanā means without any material desire. Never
Prabhupāda: Yes. Pure..., pure devotion means śravaṇaṁ kīrtanam. [break]
Therefore pure devotion is,
This is pure devotion.
Bhāgavata: So when one follows the nine activities of devotion purely, that is pure bhakti.
Not devotion for some purpose. That is not pure devotee. If you have got some purpose to... That is purpose, that is also good. But that is not pure. Pure devotee never asks anything from the Lord. That is pure devotion.
Room Conversation with three Trappist Monks
Prabhupāda: No, it is not wrong, but it is not pure devotion.
Six Features of Pure Bhakti
faith and devotion unto the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya. That is the position of pure devotees. If Next Rūpa Gosvāmī gives six unique features of pure devotional service. 1. Pure devotional service brings immediate relief from all kinds of material distress. 2. Pure devotional service is the beginning of all auspiciousness. 3. Pure devotional service automatically puts one in transcendental pleasure. 4. Pure devotional service is rarely achieved. 5. Those in pure devotional service deride even
Therefore pure devotion means anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyaṁ jñāna-karmādy-anāvṛtam [Brs. 1.1.11]. Pure God. So they are not pure devotion. They are karma-kāṇḍa, jñāna-kāṇḍa. devotion means one should be freed from all material desires, even from the desire of being elevated to
The Nectar of Devotion
Pradyumna: [reading] "4) Pure devotional service is rarely achieved. 5) Those in pure devotional service..."
Room Conversation with Tripurāri
or any liberation. They are satisfied with the service. That is pure devotion. And distributing is pure devotee. Pure devotion does not mean to... He is always under the protection of Kṛṣṇa. What after life I may go on with this business. I don't want anything." That is pure devotion. [aside:] [indistinct]. Prabhupāda: Very good. Very good. That is real devotion. A devotee does not want to go to Vaikuṇṭha books without any remuneration, without any my personal...," that is pure devotee. Just like Prahlāda
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