Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā

The Flowering Vine of Devotion to Lord Hari

by Sarasvati Thkura | 14,715 words

The book contains the essence on how devotees develop love of Krishna, and how they bring Krishna under control through their love....

Text 38

ahiṃā satyam asteyaṃ
śauca-śīla-dama-kṣamāḥ
śānti-santoṣa-dhṛtyādyā
yeṣāṃ ca sahajā guṇāḥ

Šahiṃsā—non-violence; satyam—truthfulness; asteyam—honesty; śauca—purity; śīla—good conduct; dama—selfcontrol; kṣamaḥ—forgiveness; śānti—peacefulness; santoṣa—satisfaction; dh ṛti—steadfastness; ādyāḥ—and many others; yeṣām—of whom; ca—and; sahajāḥ—innate; guṇāḥ—virtues.

Non-violence, truthfulness, honesty, purity, good-conduct, self-control, forgivness, peacefulness, satisfaction, and steadfastness are some of the devotee's many natural virtues.

 

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