Devotional Service - an essential subject
Devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead is every soul's constitutional position. Unless one accepts that the Lord is the supreme maintainer and everyting is meant to be used in his service one will be unable to engage in such pure service. By the Lord's or His devotees' good will the seed of devotional service is planted in the heart of an aspiring devotee. But, the prospective practitioner of devotional service has to proactively engage in the process of hearing and chanting thus pleasing the Lord. As a river's water naturally reaches the sea, executing one's devotional service in the association of pure devotees will gradually mature into a direct relationship with the Lord. This is the infallible promise the Lord gives to His dedicated devotees.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Devotional Service category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 10 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|In the Caitanya-caritāmṛta three kinds of devotional service are described—namely, bhakti (ordinary devotional service), śuddha-bhakti (pure devotional service) and viddha-bhakti (mixed devotional service). (Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.21-22)|
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