yat-sevaya bhagavatah
kuta-sthasya madhu-dvisah
rati-raso bhavet tivrah
padayor vyasanardanah
yatto whom; sevayaby service; bhagavatahof the Personality of Godhead; kuta-sthasyaof the unchangeable; madhu-dvisahthe enemy of the Madhu asura; rati-rasahattachment in different relationships; bhavetdevelops; tivrahhighly ecstatic; padayohof the feet; vyasanadistresses; ardanahvanquishing.
By serving the feet of the spiritual master, one is enabled to develop transcendental ecstasy in the service of the Personality of Godhead, who is the unchangeable enemy of the Madhu demon and whose service vanquishes ones material distresses.
The association of a bona fide spiritual master like the sage Maitreya can be of absolute help in achieving transcendental attachment for the direct service of the Lord. The Lord is the enemy of the Madhu demon, or in other words He is the enemy of the suffering of His pure devotee. The word rati-rasah is significant in this verse. Service to the Lord is rendered in different transcendental mellows (relationships): neutral, active, friendly, parental and nuptial. A living entity in the liberated position of transcendental service to the Lord becomes attracted to one of the above-mentioned mellows, and when one is engaged in transcendental loving service to the Lord, ones service attachment in the material world is automatically vanquished. As stated in Bhagavad-gita (2.59), rasa-varjam raso py asya param drstva nivartate.

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