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Title: Vaishnava qualities
User: Damodara Svarupa dasa††††† Date: 2006-09-02 15:13:12
Nityananda, Gauranga, Hare Krishna.
Please accept my most humble obeisances. All glories to our Guru parampara.
My dearest Swamiji Gaurangapada,
I've been trying to find more information on Vaishnava etiquette and Vaishnava qualities, or what the ideal behavior of a devotee should be.† There is a very nice (but short) overview of the 26 most important qualities of a Vaishnava in Shri Chaitanya-charitamrita Madhya-lila 22.78Ė80.
But which (most important) qualities of a Vaishnava would You like to see cultivated in each and every of Your disciples?
Yours in the service of the Holy Names of Nityananda, Gauranga and Hare Krishna,
Damodara Svarupa dasa
Title: Re: Vaishnava qualities
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-12-15 07:39:56
Thankyou for this question. I become very pleased by seeing these three pure qualities which include all others:
†(1) Humility in the association of devotees and never criticize anyone on a personal level.
(2) Taste and attachment for chanting Nityananda, Gauranga, and Hare Krishna Naam and Gaura Krishna Lila.
(3) Mercy to all souls by constantly trying to give them Nityananda, Gauranga, and Hare Krishna Naam and Lila.
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! Jaya Guru Parampara! Pranams :pranams: and Blessings :bless:!