isvare tad-adhinesu
balisesu dvisatsu ca
yah karoti sa madhyamah
isvare—unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; tat-adhinesu—to persons who have taken fully to Krsna consciousness; balisesu—unto the neophytes or the ignorant; dvisatsu—to persons envious of Krsna and the devotees of Krsna; prema—love; maitri—friendship; krpa—mercy; upeksa—negligence; yah—anyone who; karoti—does; sah—he; madhyamah—a second-class devotee.
" 'An intermediate, second-class devotee shows love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is friendly to all devotees and is very merciful to neophytes and ignorant people. The intermediate devotee neglects those who are envious of devotional service.
This is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.2.46). This statement was made by the great sage Narada while he was speaking to Vasudeva about devotional service. This subject was originally discussed between Nimi, the King of Videha, and the nine Yogendras.

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