How should a devotee be?

This is a very nice description of a Vaisnava


advesta sarva-bhutanam
maitrah karuna eva ca
nirmamo nirahankarah
sama-duhkha-sukhah ksami

santustah satatam yogi
yatatma drdha-niscayah
mayy arpita-mano-buddhir
yo mad-bhaktah sa me priyah


One who is not envious
but is a kind friend to all living entities,
who does not think himself a proprietor
and is free from false ego,
who is equal in both happiness and distress, who is tolerant, always satisfied, self-controlled, and engaged in devotional service with determination, his mind and intelligence fixed on Me –
such a devotee of Mine is very dear to Me.


Bhagavad-gita 12.13

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