durapa hy alpa-tapasah
seva vaikuntha-vartmasu
yatropagiyate nityam
deva-devo janardanah
durapa—very difficult to achieve; hi—certainly; alpa-tapasah—by a person not advanced in spiritual life; seva—service; vaikuntha-vartmasu—unto persons on the path back home, back to Godhead; yatra—wherein; upagiyate—is worshiped and glorified; nityam—regularly; deva-devah—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; janardanah—Lord Krsna.
" 'Those whose austerity is meager can hardly obtain the service of the pure devotees progressing on the path back to the kingdom of Godhead, the Vaikunthas. Pure devotees engage one hundred percent in glorifying the Supreme Lord, who is the Lord of the demigods and the controller of all living entities.' "
This verse is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (3.7.20). It was spoken by Vidura in his conversation with Maitreya Rsi, a great devotee of the Lord.

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