A Devotee hears transcendental knowledge with complete willingness to surrender to that knowledge.
The difference between a devotee & a novdevotee is just like the bee and the fly.. The bee is always attracted by the honey and fly goes to the open sores. So the devotee is only attracted by the good qualities in other people & does not see their faults.
A devotee is surrendered to whatever Krishna wants. If Krishna wants him to take birth again, he will take, but he prays to remain in the association of devotees.
Devotees are not impressed by the poverty or wealth in material sense in any way; what impresses is devotion.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is more magnanimous than Lord Krishna but the devotees are even more magnanimous than Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Radha Krishna. Radha’s name is first. Why? Nobody can be better devotee than Radharani. As soon as Radha’s name is there, Krishna is more pleased. That is the way. If we glorify the devotees, the character of the devotees, before the Lord, he is more pleased than to glorify Himself, He directly. — in his conversations, Hawai, 24th April, 1969.