Convert simply one person into a pure devotee

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"convert simply one person into a pure devotee" |"convert even one person into a pure devotee"

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

CC Adi-lila

Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura always used to say, “Even at the expense of all the properties, temples and maṭhas that I have, if I could convert even one person into a pure devotee, my mission would be fulfilled
CC Adi 7.91, Purport: According to the revealed scriptures, if a spiritual master can convert even one soul into a perfectly pure devotee, his mission in life is fulfilled. Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura always used to say, “Even at the expense of all the properties, temples and maṭhas that I have, if I could convert even one person into a pure devotee, my mission would be fulfilled.” It is very difficult, however, to understand the science of Kṛṣṇa, what to speak of developing love of Godhead. Therefore if by the grace of Lord Caitanya and the spiritual master a disciple attains the standard of pure devotional service, the spiritual master is very happy. The spiritual master is not actually happy if the disciple brings him money, but when he sees that a disciple is following the regulative principles and advancing in spiritual life, he is very glad and feels obliged to such an advanced disciple.

Other Books by Srila Prabhupada

Teachings of Lord Caitanya

The missionary goal of a devotee is to convert simply one person into a pure devotee
Teachings of Lord Caitanya, Chapter 26: The missionary goal of a devotee is to convert simply one person into a pure devotee. In this way his admission to the spiritual kingdom is guaranteed. The Lord was so pleased with Bhaṭṭācārya that He began to bless him repeatedly: "Dear Bhaṭṭācārya, now you are a completely pure devotee of Lord Kṛṣṇa, and Kṛṣṇa is now very much pleased with you. From today you are freed from the contamination of this material body and the entanglement of material energy. You are now fit to go back to Godhead, back home."
Compiled bySyamananda + and Visnu Murti +
Completed sectionsALL +
Date of first entryDecember 30, 0007 JL +
Date of last entryNovember 23, 0008 JL +
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Total quotes by sectionBG: 0 +, SB: 0 +, CC: 1 +, OB: 1 +, Lec: 0 +, Conv: 0 + and Let: 0 +