Devotion

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Birth in a family of brahmans does not make one fit for devotion, and a lowborn person who has faith is not unfit for devotion.

— books Sri Sri Prema-vivarta / Chapter 10. Caste and Class

«You should know that there are three types of Vaisnava devotion: arop-siddha, sanga-siddha, and svarup-siddha.

— books Sri Sri Prema-vivarta / Chapter 17. Different Practices for Different Devotees

‘If even a very sinful person serves Me exclusively with devotion, he should be regarded as saintly, for his resolve is perfect.


«‘He swiftly becomes a person of virtuous practices and attains constant peace. O son of Kunti, declare to the world that My devotee is never vanquished!»’

— books Sri Sri Prema-vivarta / Chapter 19. A Collection of Hidden Truths about the Name

The practice of devotion based on the acceptance of the favourable and rejection of the unfavourable that is prescribed in this verse is extremely necessary for devotees. Acceptance of the favourable and rejection of the unfavourable are not limbs of pure devotion itself, but are limbs of surrender, which gives one the qualification for devotion and is the primary characteristic of faith.

— books Sri Upadesamrta / Verse Two