Prabhupāda: So this is Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Now, Lord Caitanya says:
- sādhu-śāstra-kṛpāya yadi kṛṣṇonmukha haya,
- sei jīva nistare, māyā tāhāre chāḍaya
- (CC Madhya 20.120)
Now, how to become Kṛṣṇa conscious? A person who is fully Kṛṣṇa conscious, he has no problem. Now how to become Kṛṣṇa conscious? Lord Caitanya says, sādhu-śāstra-kṛpā: "One can become Kṛṣṇa conscious by the mercy of saintly devotees and by the mercy of the scriptures." These two things are recommended. Not that fools, as they are thinking, "I can . . . I can think myself. I don't agree with the śāstra. I don't agree with the spiritual master. I don't agree with scriptures. I have got my independence opinion." He is fool number one, rascal number one. One who says like that, you'll at once take him that he's fool, rascal, anything.
You have to take shelter of sādhu, guru and śāstra. Sādhu means saintly person, those who have got all those qualities. What is that paper? Are you reading that paper which has been supplied to you? The qualification of devotees? What are those? Can you say, any of you? What is that paper?
Devotee: On the inside of the drawer there.
Prabhupāda: Oh, not with you? It is in the book. "Oh, my knowledge is in the book." No. You should learn. Everyone is missing. So how you can become saintly person? So those qualities, twenty-six qualities, they are called saintly person. Devotee means to become fully qualified with all the noble qualities. Devotee does not mean a rascal, at the same time a devotee. No. As soon as you become devotee, the test is that all those twenty-six qualities will develop. You have to test yourself, "Out of the twenty-six qualities, how much I have developed?" If I am lacking, then you must know that you are not developing. This is the test.