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"Three things are very powerful: the nectar that is food or drink touched by a Vaishnava's lips, the water that has washed his feet, and the dust that has touched his feet.
A Vaishnava's Powers
"If for a few moments one stays near a Vaishnava, one will come into contact with Lord Krishna's power coming from that Vaishnava's body.
"When it enters a faithful person's heart, that power makes the body tremble. It makes devotional service arise in that heart.
"A person who faithfully stays near a Vaishnava finds that devotional service arises within his own heart.
"From the moment Lord Krishna's holy name enters his mouth, by the holy name's power he attains all good qualities.
To Find Fault With a Vaishnava is Blasphemy of a Vaishnava - Criticizing a Vaishnava's Birth, His Previous Faults, the Almost Comepletely Destroyed Remnant of His Previous Faults, and His Momentary Lapses
"A person who criticizes a Vaishnava' birth, previous faults, the almost completely destroyed remnant of his previous faults, or his momentary lapses is a fool who will be punished by Yamaraja. (11)
"Lord Krishna will not forgive anyone who criticizes a true Vaishnava, a Vaishnava in whose mouth the glories of the holy name stay.
"Anyone who, turning away from dharma, yoga, yajna, and the jnana-kanda part of the Vedas, instead worships Lord Krishna's holy name is the best of persons.