This is something my sister said to me when I asked 'who is a devotee?', I thought I would share it here because it inspired me so much.
"Who is a devotee? A devotee is a most humble servant of the lord and thinks he's most insignificant, he serves the lord and his devotees always and loves everyone because the Lord is in the heart of everyone. He always wants to save the fallen souls because it hurts him when they suffer and fall in maya thinking they are happy. He just wants to end their pain and take them home to his father- Sri Krsna. In a nutshell that is who a devotee is ;)
Shrila Bhaktivinode Thankura, Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, Shrila Prabhupada all of them, this was their life, this is why they came here this was their mission. They love us so much although they don't know us actually they did know us more than anyone. They are Krsna's soldiers, Caitanya Mahaprabhu's soldiers.
Shrila Prabhupada slept two hours he was over 70 years old...at his last breath he translated Srimad Bhagavatam. He was never ever affected by the modes of material nature, maya could never touch him, his eyes was closed and he translated Srimad Bhagavatam to the end...he always taught of Sri Krsna. He is Sri Radhe's most confidential servant, She is always with him. Caitanya Mahaprabh choose him. ..even now and in time to come, I am not and would not be able to understand his love for us. Its beyond my understanding, I dont know why a person would care for us so much. They say More merciful than Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Sri Nityananda but even more merciful than sri Nityananda is Srila Prabhupada. I owe my life and soul to Srila Prabhupada. He is a devotee :)
He gave up everything for us left and came here for us, gave us lord Jagannath. Every year at Ratha Yatra
I always thank him, because of him we have Lord Jagannath and Ratha Yatra, that was lost in India but he gave us, He gave Lord Jagannath to us. The last time he visited the west he was ill and they took him to Ratha Yatra he was sitting on the cart and he got up and started dancing so much, everyone was concerned for his health but he danced so much he got so much energy to dance and sing, everybody was amazed :)
Again...Krsna's pure devotee is never affected by modes of material nature, he is not the body and he showed everyone that. Like Srila Jaggannath das babaji, he was 147 years old i think? He couldn't walk they had to put him in a basket and carry him round but he jumped out of the basket and started dancing when they found Caitanya Mahaprabhu's birthplace ;)..."