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His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


sei bhakta-gaṇa haya dvi-vidha prakāra
pāriṣad-gaṇa eka, sādhaka-gaṇa āra


sei—these; bhakta-gaṇa—devotees; haya—are; dvi-vidha—twofold; prakāra—varieties; pāriṣat-gaṇa—factual devotees; eka—one; sādhaka-gaṇa—prospective devotees; āra—the other.


Such pure devotees are of two types: personal associates [pāriṣats] and neophyte devotees [sādhakas].


Perfect servitors of the Lord are considered His personal associates, whereas devotees endeavoring to attain perfection are called neophytes. Among the associates, some are attracted by the opulences of the Personality of Godhead, and others are attracted by nuptial love of Godhead. The former devotees are placed in the realm of Vaikuṇṭha to render reverential devotional service, whereas the latter devotees are placed in Vṛndāvana for the direct service of Śrī Kṛṣṇa.