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VAISHNAV BEHAVIOUR                                                                                           by His Divine Grace OM Vishnupad 108 Tridandi Swami Sri Srimat Bhakti Sravan Tirtha Goswami Maharaj Vaishnava Tilak (While teaching Sanatana Dharma, Lord Chaitanya described twenty-six qualities of the Vaishnav ) Krpalu, akrta-doha, satya sara, sama, nirdosa, vadanya, mridu, suci, akincana sarvopakaraka, santa, krsnaik a-sarana akama, aniha, sthira, vijita-sad guna mita-bhuk, apramatta, manada, amani gambhira, karuna, maitra, kavi, mauni Devotees are always merciful, humble, truthful, equal to all, faultless, magnanimous, mild, and clean. They are without material possessions and they perform welfare work for everyone. They are peaceful, surrendered to Krishna and desire less. They are indifferent to material acquisitions and are fixed in devotional service. They completely control the six bad qualities- lust, anger, greed an
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