(Srila Prabhupada's bed, Radha Damodar Mandir, Vrindavan, India, Photo: 1978)
"It is said that one who has unflinching faith in the Supreme Personality of Godhead, which means unflinching faith in the Vaisnava or the pure devotee of the Supreme Lord, develops all the good qualities of the demigods. Yasyasti bhaktir bhagavaty akincana/ sarvair gunais tatra samasate surah (Bhag. 5.18.12). Prahlada Maharaja also said, naisham matis tavad urukramanghrim (Bhag. 7.5.32). Unless one takes the dust of the lotus feet of a pure Vaishava on one's head, one cannot understand what the Supreme Personality of Godhead is, and unless one knows the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one's life remains imperfect. A great soul who has fully surrendered to the Supreme Lord after understanding Him fully and after repeatedly undergoing austerities and penances for many, many lives is very rare."
(Srimad-Bhagavatam 4.21.43, Purport)
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