The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #2″ –
The Nectar of Devotion — Vrndavana, October 23, 1972
973) Whether I know what the business of a devotee is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
———————— So prema. He tries to love God. He sees the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Therefore his business with the Supreme Personality of Godhead is how to increase his love for the Supreme Personality. That is one business of the madhyama adhikari. And how to make friendship with the devotees. Loving God, Krsna, and making friendship with devotees, who is devotee. Not to become envious of the devotees, but to make friendship. If the devotee is uttama adhikari, he should take lessons from him. If he’s equal, then he should make friendship with him. And if he’s lower, then he should try to help him to become higher devotee. This is the business of devotee. Isvare tad-adhinesu balisesu dvisatsu ca. Isvara, to love Krsna, how to increase… Yato bhaktir adhoksaje. Simply to increase. How I can better, render better service to Krsna. This is one business. Another business is to make friendship. Anyone who is devotee, to make friendship with him. And other, balisesu[Business], those who are innocent, those who are not offender, but innocent persons… Just like child, simple, They should preach amongst them Krsna consciousness. Because they are innocent. ————————–