Brahma Vaivarta Purana
The Stairway to Sri Krsna’s Lotus Feet
Chapter 1 : Verse 41-50
41.You are always attracted to the topics of Lord Krsna. In this birth you are your father, Brahma.
42.O king of brahmanas, how can I properly praise your birth from Lord Brahma’s mind? A person’s nature will be like his family’s.
43.Your father is Brahma, the creator of the worlds. Serving Lord Krsna’s lotus feet, he always performs the nine activities of devotional service.
44.A person who is attracted to topics of Lord Krsna, whose heart is plunged in remembering them, whose bodily hairs stand erect and who sheds tears to hear them, is said to be a devotee by the wise.
45.A person who with his heart, mind and words knows that his wife, children and everything are all the property of Lord Hari is said to be a devotee by the wise.
46.A person who is kind to all living entities and who knows that Lord Krsna is present everywhere in this world, is very wise. He is a devotee. He is the best of devotees.
47.Those happy persons who, alone in a secluded holy place, meditate on Lord Hari’s lotus feet, are also great devotees.
48.They who always sing the Lord’s holy names, chant mantras describing His glories, and hear and sing songs describing Him, are very great devotees.
49.A person who obtains sweet candies and is very happy at heart to offer them to Lord Hari, is a devotee. He is the best of the wise.
50.A person who, day and night, and even in his dreams, thinks of Lord Hari’s lotus feet, has used up all his past karma. He is a devotee.