Qualities of a Pure Devotee

A pure devotee of the Lord will not give up his shelter at the lotus feet of the Lord for a single moment, indeed not even for half a moment, even in exchange for the benediction of ruling and enjoying the opulence of the entire universe.

Goal of Life

Children and foolish people are attached to materialistic, fruitive activities, although the actual goal of life is to become free from such activities. Therefore, the Vedic injunctions indirectly lead one to the path of ultimate liberation by first prescribing fruitive religious activities, just as a father promises his child candy so that the child will take his medicine.

Fear

Fear arises when a living entity misidentifies himself as the material body because of absorption in the external, illusory energy of the Lord. When the living entity thus turns away from the Supreme Lord, he also forgets his own constitutional position as a servant of the Lord. This bewildering, fearful condition is affected by the potency for illusion, called maya.

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