"Teach me to control my six passions; rectify my six faults, bestow upon me the six qualities, and offer unto me the six kinds of holy association."*
(Ohe! Vaisnava Thakura, Verse 2)
* The six passions are those pertaining to words, mind, anger, tongue, stomach and genitals. The six faults are overeating, attachment to material things, inability to follow regulative principles, sense gratification, useless idle talk, and impure habits. The six positive qualities are enthusiasm in practicing devotional service, firm faith in devotional service, a strong desire to attain prema-bhakti, a favorable service attitude, avoidance of nondevotees, and appreciation of the company of devotees. The six kinds of holy association are to go to an assembly of devotees, to invite devotees into one's home, to discuss and hear devotional topics, to take the prasada (spiritual food) of devotees and to offer prasada to devotees.
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