Stages of Devotional Service - an essential subject

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In the preliminary stage of devotional service one relishes the transcendental pleasure from the service itself, and in the mature stage he is actually situated in love of God. Once situated in that transcendental position, he can relish the highest perfection which is exhibited by the Lord in His abode. Lord Caitanya likens transcendental devotional service to the sowing of a seed in the heart of the living entity. There are innumerable living entities traveling throughout the different planets of the universe, and out of them there are a few who are fortunate enough to meet a pure devotee and get the chance to understand the stages of devotional service.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Stages of Devotional Service category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.



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