The Complete Science of Bhakti Yoga # 8.
The Nectar of Devotion. November 4, Vrndavana.
2201) Whether I know who a pure devotee is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
–——————– If we actually keep ourself in devotional service according to the description given by srila Rüpa Gosvämi, then we keep ourself fit in devotional service and there is no question of material distress.
Thank you very much. Hare Krsna.
Acyutänanda: …says first-class, second-class and third-class devotees, they are pure devotees.
Prabhupäda: Yes, pure devotee is anyone who has no other motive except to serve Krsna. It doesn’t matter he’s first class, second class or third… Anyäbhiläsitä-sünyam [Brs. 1.1.11]. If he has got some motive, then he’s not pure devotee. He may be not advanced, but if he has not motive, then he’s pure devotee. If he wants to utilize Krsna for his personal benefit, then he’s not pure devotee. He’s impure. So first of all he has to become pure devotee. ———–———–