How to Identify a vaishnava?

It is impossible to identify the characteristics of a vaishnava by material sense perceptions or external symptoms. It is not that one who possesses more wealth is a superior vaishnava, not one who gathers more followers is a superior vaishnava, it is not one who has more knowledge of the scriptures is a superior devotee of Vishnu. The servants of Lord Caitanya may not have the educational followers, academic qualifications, not gather many followers, not have much wealth, and may not be expert in argument and counter argument, but ordinary people have no qualification to understand why they are indifferent to such matters. 

HH JAYAPATAKA SWAMI
4th March 2019
Sri Dham Mayapur, India