Vaisnavas

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Vaisnavas — dedicate themselves to the life of eternal devotional service to the Supreme Lord of the transcendental realm

— books Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam / Foreword


Vaisnava lit. ‘one who is devoted to Visnu’; a servant of the Supreme Lord; a member of one of the four Vaisnava sampradayas.

— books Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya / Glossary

«Those who have devotion to Krsna are Vaisnavas. Do not consider someone who gives up their home and begs but does not serve Krsna to be a Vaisnava.

— books Sri Sri Prema-vivarta / Chapter 12. Glories of the Vaisnavas

Satyaraj Khan asked, ‘How can I recognise a Vaisnava? Who is a Vaisnava? Please tell me their general characteristics.’ The Lord answered, ‘Those from whose mouth we once hear Krishna’s Name are worshippable. They are the best of all. Therefore, those in whose mouth Krishna’s Name has once appeared are Vaisnavas. Honour them.

— books Sri Upadesamrta / Verse Five