krsna-premera ei eka apurva prabhava
guru-sama-laghuke karaya dasya-bhava
krsna-premeraof love of Krsna; eithis; ekaone; apurva prabhavaunprecedented influence; guruto those on the level of the spiritual master; samaequal level; laghukeunto the less important; karayamakes; dasya-bhavathe conception of being a servant.
Love for Krsna has this one unique effect: it imbues superiors, equals and inferiors with the spirit of service to Lord Krsna.
There are two kinds of devotional service: the way of pancaratrika regulative principles and the way of bhagavata transcendental loving service. The love of Godhead of those engaged in pancaratrika regulative principles depends more or less on the opulent and reverential platform, but the worship of Radha and Krsna is purely on the platform of transcendental love. Even persons who play as the superiors of Krsna also take the chance to offer transcendental loving service to the Lord. The service attitude of the devotees who play the parts of superiors of the Lord is very difficult to understand, but can be very plainly understood in connection with the superexcellence of their particular service to Lord Krsna. A vivid example is the service of mother Yasoda to Krsna, which is distinct. In the feature of Narayana, the Lord can accept services only from His associates who play parts in which they are equal to or less than Him, but in the feature of Lord Krsna He accepts service very plainly from His fathers, teachers and other elders who are His superiors, as well as from His equals and His subordinates. This is very wonderful.

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