26 Qualities of a Devotee

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das

This simple post is a wonderful reminder of all the beautiful, loving qualities that arise in a heart purified by Krishna bhakti bhajan. May we all cultivate, develop and express these divine qualities to all around us. And thus elevate the world with positive vibrations of mutual love, harmony, respect, care and cooperation.

The source of this information is the following: (Srimad Bhagavatam 2.13.26; 2.22.78-80;4.20.16;5.18.12; Bhagavad-gita (chapter 13)

  1. BALANCED-EATER – Only eat what’s needed (Mita-bhuk). “Eat to live—Don’t live to eat.”
  2. CHARITABLE – Give to others, do good to all (Sarvopakaraka)
  3. CLEAN (Suci)
  5. EQUAL TO ALL (Sama)
  6. EXPERT (Daksa)
  7. FRIENDLY (Maitra)
  8. FAULTLESS (Nidosa)
  9. GRAVE (Gambhira)
  11. MAGNANIMOUS (Vadanya)
  12. MERCIFUL (Krpalu)
  13. MILD (Mrdu)
  14. NO MATERIAL HANKERING Be satisfied with Krishna’s presence in your heart, and don’t collect more than you need. (Aniha, Akincana)
  15. NON- DEFIANT –Never quarrel with anyone (Akrta–droha)
  16. PEACEFUL (Santa)
  17. POETIC (Kavi)
  18. PRIDELESS – Meek and humble (Amani)
  19. RESPECTFUL – Well-behaved; respect, love, serve all big and      small (Manada)
  20. SANE (Apramatta)
  21. SELF-CONTROLLED (Vijita Sadguna)
  22. SILENT- No nonsense speech, gossip, prajalpa. Speaks of Krishna (Mauni)
  23. SIMPLE—Always be sincere, straightforward in heart (Sarala)
  24. STEADY – Remain fixed in Truth, Sri Krishna (Sthira)
  26. TRUTHFUL (Satyasara)

Vaisnava sadacara ki jai! Jai Jai Sri Radhe!

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