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CC Madhya 22.158 (1975)

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXT 158

sevā sādhaka-rūpeṇa
siddha-rūpeṇa cātra hi
tad-bhāva-lipsunā kāryā


sevā—service; sādhaka-rūpeṇa—with the external body as a devotee practicing regulative devotional service; siddha-rūpeṇa—with a body suitable for eternal, self-realized service; ca—also; atra—in this connection; hi—certainly; tat—of that; bhāva—the mood; lipsunā—desiring to obtain; kāryā—to be executed; vraja-loka—of the particular servant of Kṛṣṇa in Vṛndāvana; anusārataḥ—by following in the footsteps.


" 'The advanced devotee who is inclined to spontaneous loving service should follow the activities of a particular associate of Kṛṣṇa in Vṛndāvana. He should execute service externally as a regulative devotee as well as internally from his self-realized position. Thus he should perform devotional service both externally and internally.'


This verse is found in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.2.295).