“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #8”
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, November 2, 1972.
2132) Whether I know what a pure devotee aspire to be! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
—————— Prabhupada: Yes. This is instructed by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He rejects: na dhanam na janam na sundarim kavitam va jagadisa kamaye [Cc. Antya 20.29, Siksastaka 4]. The karmis, they want all these things. Na dhanam. Great riches, and beautiful wife, great followers. So Caitanya Mahaprabhu is rejecting these, and He’s rejecting also liberation. Dhiyamanam na ghrnanti (?). A pure devotee is not interested even in liberation. That is pure devotee. That… Just like Bhaktivinoda Thakura, he says, kita janma ha-u yatha tuya dasa, bahir mukha brahma janme nahi mora asa. A devotee does not pray that “Give me this, give me that, give me that.” No. He prays that “Whatever you like, if you like me to take birth as an insect, that’s all right. But my only request is that I may become an insect in the house of a devotee so that I may get the chance of prosecuting my devotional service. ——————–—————-