na me 'bhaktas catur-vedi
mad-bhaktah svapacah priyah
tasmai deyam tato grahyam
sa ca pujyo yatha hy aham
nanot; meMy; abhaktahdevoid of pure devotional service; catuh-vedia scholar in the four Vedas; mat-bhaktahMy devotee; sva-pacaheven from a family of dog-eaters; priyahvery dear; tasmaito him (a pure devotee, even though born in a very low family); deyamshould be given; tatahfrom him; grahyamshould be accepted (remnants of food); sahthat person; caalso; pujyahworshipable; yathaas much as; hicertainly; ahamI.
" 'Even though a person is a very learned scholar of the Sanskrit Vedic literatures, he is not accepted as My devotee unless he is pure in devotional service. Even though a person is born in a family of dog-eaters, he is very dear to Me if he is a pure devotee who has no motive to enjoy fruitive activities or mental speculation. Indeed, all respects should be given to him, and whatever he offers should be accepted. Such devotees are as worshipable as I am.' "
This verse is included in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa (10.127) compiled by Sanatana Gosvami.

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