What does devotee mean?

What does devotee mean?

Following are the excerpts from Śrīla Prabhupāda's teachings:

 
 "Vaiṣṇava devotee means give me simply a place to lay down, little prasādam, whatever little service you have got please give me, that's all."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda's Letter to: Gurudāsa, Yamunā — Bombay 19 December, 1972
 
 
"Devotee means he is able to tolerate all kinds of discomfort and whims of the material nature, and because he is so much absorbed in serving Kṛṣṇa, he takes no time to become angry or take offense with others or find out some fault."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Letter to: Haṁsadūta — Ahmedabad 10 December, 1972
 
 
"Devotee means very liberal and kind to everyone, always gentleman under all kinds of conditions of life."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Letter to: Haṁsadūta — Ahmedabad 10 December, 1972
 
 
"Devotee means one should be firmly convinced of his being the eternal servant of Kṛṣṇa."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Letter to: Mr. Kair — Los Angeles 8 July, 1969
 
 
"So to become devotee means to do the best service to the family."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Discussion on Deprogrammers -- January 9, 1977, Bombay
 
 
"A devotee means he knows everything."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s room Conversation with Professor Francois Chenique -- August 5, 1976, New Mayapur (French farm)
 
 
"Devotee means the first sign will be happy, brahma-bhūtaḥ prasannātmā [Bg. 18.54]. If he's not prasannātmā, he's a rascal. He has not entered even devotional life. He's outside.That is the test."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Morning Walk -- April 24, 1976, Melbourne
 
 
"Devotee means tattva-darśī. He has seen the real truth."
Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Morning Walk -- March 25, 1976, Delhi
 
 
"Devotee means who follows Kṛṣṇa."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Morning Walk -- March 25, 1976, Delhi
 
 
"Devotee means sa guṇān samatītyaitān brahma-bhūyāya kalpate [Bg. 14.26]. He is above these material laws. That is devotee."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Morning Walk -- March 25, 1976, Delhi
 
 
"Devotee means brahmacārī. Pure devotee means brahmacārī. Anyabhilasita-sunyam [Brs. 1.1.11]. He has no other desire. That is brahmacārī."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Morning Walk -- November 3, 1975, Bombay
 
 
"Devotee means serious devotee."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Conversation with Professor Hopkins -- July 13, 1975, Philadelphia
 
 
"Devotee means he has no sense gratification."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Room Conversation with Tripurāri -- March 2, 1975, Atlanta
 
 
"Devotee means one who has taken shelter of Kṛṣṇa."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Morning Walk -- June 13, 1974, Paris
 
 
"Devotee means he does not know anything better than Kṛṣṇa, that's all."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Room Conversation -- November 4, 1973, Delhi
 
 
"The devotee means who is always pleasing Kṛṣṇa. He has no other business. That is devotee."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Talk with Bob Cohen -- February 27-29, 1972, Māyāpura
 
 
"Devotee means to hear about Kṛṣṇa, to chant the glories of Kṛṣṇa, to think of Kṛṣṇa, to offer fruits and flowers to Kṛṣṇa."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda’s Departure Address -- Los Angeles, July 15, 1974
 
 
"Devotee means to become fully qualified with all the noble qualities."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 20.119-121 -- New York, November 24, 1966
 
 
"Devotee means he must be sinless."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.6.1 -- Madras, January 2, 1976
 
 
"Devotee, means he is prepared to do anything for God. That is pure devotee."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 7.5.22-30 -- London, September 8, 1971
 
 
"Devotee means not with four hands or four legs, no. The hands, legs are the same. But his mode of thinking different. That's all. That is devotee. Devotee does not depend on the country, color or religion or circumstance. Devotee means the mind. Anyone who is always thinking of Kṛṣṇa, he is devotee."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 6.1.50 -- Detroit, June 16, 1976
 
 
"Devotee means he's not blind."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam1.7.40 --  Vṛndāvana, October 1, 1976
 
 
"Devotee means he does not ask anything from God."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam1.3.7 -- Los Angeles, September 13, 1972
 
 
"A devotee means who is abiding by the laws given by God."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam1.1.2 -- London, August 17, 1971
 
 
"Devotee means complete spiritual."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Bhagavad-gītā 4.2, Bombay, March 22, 1974
 
 
"Devotee means he is firmly convinced about his relationship with God."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Bhagavad-gītā 4.1-6 -- Los Angeles, January 3, 1969
 
 
"Devotee means servant—not paid servant—but servant by affection."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Bhagavad-gītā 4.1 -- Delhi, November 10, 1971
 
 
"Devotee means he can act anything and everything for the Lord."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Bhagavad-gītā 4.1 -- Montreal, August 24, 1968
 
 
"Devotee means one who has engaged his senses cent percent for the service of the Lord, he is devotee, pure devotee."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Bhagavad-gītā 3.6-10 -- Los Angeles, December 23, 1968
 
 
"Devotee means although he is very, very powerful, he never thinks that "I am powerful." He thinks that "I am acting simply by the order of the powerful."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Bhagavad-gītā 2.15 -- London, August 21, 1973
 
 
"Devotee means to finish all miserable conditions of materialistic life."
-Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 4.12.46

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