1. Behavior of a devotee

    A devotee must execute his prescribed duties, which are glorious, without material profit.  Without excessive violence, one should regularly perform one’s devotional activities.

    The devotee should regularly see My statues in the temple, touch My lotus feet and offer worshipable paraphernalia and prayer.  He should see in the spirit of renunciation, from the mode of goodness, and see every living entity as spiritual.

    The pure devotee should execute devotional service by giving the greatest respect to the spiritual master and the acaryas. He should be compassionate to the poor and make friendship with persons who are his equals, but all his activities should be executed under regulation and with control of the senses.

    A devotee should always try to hear about spiritual matters and should always utilise his time in chanting the holy name of the Lord.  His behaviour should always be straightforward and simple, and although he is not envious but friendly to everyone, he should avoid the company of person who are not spiritually advanced.

    Srila Prabhupada’s translation of Srimad Bhagavatam 3.29.15-18