arcayam eva haraye
pujam yah sraddhayehate
na tad-bhaktesu canyesu
sa bhaktah prakrtah smrtah
arcayamin the temple worship; evacertainly; harayefor the pleasure of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; pujamworship; yahanyone who; sraddhayawith faith and love; ihateexecutes; nanot; tat-bhaktesuto the devotees of the Lord; ca anyesuand to others; sahhe; bhaktaha devotee; prakrtahmaterialistic; smrtahis considered.
" 'A prakrta, or materialistic devotee does not purposefully study the sastra and try to understand the actual standard of pure devotional service. Consequently he does not show proper respect to advanced devotees. He may, however, follow the regulative principles learned from his spiritual master or from his family who worships the Deity. He is to be considered on the material platform, although he is trying to advance in devotional service. Such a person is a bhakta-praya [neophyte devotee], or bhaktabhasa, for he is a little enlightened by Vaisnava philosophy.'
This verse is from Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.2.47). Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that one who has full love for the Supreme Personality of Godhead and who maintains a good friendship with the Lord's devotees is always callous to those who envy Krsna and Krsna's devotees. Such a person is to be considered an intermediate devotee. He becomes a first-class devotee when, in the course of advancing in devotional service, he feels an intimate relationship with all living entities, seeing them as part and parcel of the Supreme Person.

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