“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga #14”
The Nectar of Devotion; Vrndavana, November 12, 1972
2533) Whether I know the three categories of devotional service! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————- Following the footprints of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, as enunciated by the six Gosvamis,
sri-rupa sanatana bhatta-raghunatha
sri-jiva gopala-bhatta dasa-raghunatha
So we have to follow the authorities. We cannot manufacture. There is no need of research work. Simply if we follow the chalked-out path given by the great authorities, that will help us. Yes, go on.
Pradyumna: “Here is a general description of devotional service given by Sri Rupa Gosvami in his Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu. Previously it has been stated that devotional service can be divided into three categories — namely, devotional service in practice, devotional service in ecstasy, and devotional service in pure love of God. ———-————-