Brajanath Das, 4 February 2018
Hare Krishna Dear Devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances.
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
All glories to Srila Gurudeva.
Please help me to understand the difference between a pure devotee and a sincere devotee.
Filip Misic, 5 February 2018
Dear Brajanath Das,
As per my understanding a pure devotee is one who is constantly engaged in the service of Krishna and his devotees, considering himself very low. He/she acts accordingly for a devotee both in social situations, as well as in private (eg. respect to everyone, no fault finding in others, cleanliness, sadhana). There are also many more traits for such a pure devotee, but as to your main question about the difference between a pure and sincere devotee, a sincere devotee is striving to become an exemplary devotee, sincerely. So a sincere devotee may have distractions in his mind and may not have a loving relationship with Krishna, yet. But analysing the term sincere devotee in its literal meaning (sincere), a pure devotee can also be considered to be sincere.
I am also writing this for my own purification, so that maybe I could develop the above mentioned traits at some point, by the mercy of the devotees and Krishna. Maybe someone who has other ideas on this matter or wants to add something can elaborate further on this topic.
I hope this helps you Brajanath.
your servant, Filip
Brajanath Das, 14 February
Pranams Filip Prabhu for your wonderful answer.
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