Collaborate with us to invoke and fully manifest Srila Prabhupada's Vani-presence.
Category:Third-class Devotees of God
This category has the following 18 subcategories, out of 18 total.
Pages in category "Third-class Devotees of God"
The following 13 pages are in this category, out of 13 total.
- A person who goes to the temple of the Lord and worships with great devotion, but who does not show sympathy to people in general or show respect to other devotees, is considered to be a third-class devotee
- A third-class devotee cannot actually be considered a pure devotee; he is almost in the devotional line, but his position is not very secure
- A third-class devotee has to receive the instructions of devotional service from the authoritative sources of Bhagavata. The number one Bhagavata is the established personality of devotee, and the other Bhagavatam is the message of Godhead
- As far as the third-class person in Krsna consciousness is concerned, although he has faith in the conviction that devotional service to Krsna is very good, he has not yet gained adequate knowledge of Krsna through the scriptures like SB and BG
- As long as one is not compassionate to people in general in his devotional service to the Lord, he is a third-class devotee
- The common man, who is expected to become at least a third-class devotee, is advised to visit the temple of the Lord and bow down before the Deity, even though he may be a very rich man or even a king with a silk turban or crown
- The second-class devotee accepts disciples from the section of third-class devotees or nondevotees. Sometimes the first-class devotee also comes down to the category of the second-class devotee for preaching work
- The third-class devotee therefore has to go to the (number one Bhagavata) personality of devotee in order to learn the instructions of devotional service
- The third-class devotees, or the neophytes, who have no knowledge and are not detached from material association, but who are simply attracted by the preliminary process of worshiping the Deity in the temple, are called material devotees