Acaryas Quotes Gurudeva said today First Have an Idea About Bhakti — And Then Uttamā-bhakti

First Have an Idea About Bhakti — And Then Uttamā-bhakti

Devotee: If a person is on the neophyte platform, and he is cultivating devotional service in practice and trying his best even though he is full of desires, is that considered in the class of uttamā-bhakti? Or, does he have to be on the spontaneous level to be classified as an uttama-bhakta?

Śrīla Gurudeva: This question is wrong. Uttamā-bhakti is not for general persons. It is beyond the calculation of kaniṣṭha-adhikārīs. You are not even qualified to ask this question. Better to hear and serve Gurudeva. By continually hearing, the proper questions will come. I request you to hear more and more, and first have an idea about bhakti—and then uttamā-bhakti. In bhakti, whatever you do is done for Kṛṣṇa. This is simple. This is bhakti, but not uttamā-bhakti. You should try to realize what I have said, otherwise you cannot develop properly.

April 29, 2001 Eugene

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