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Category:Devotional Service to God on the Material Platform
Pages in category "Devotional Service to God on the Material Platform"
The following 5 pages are in this category, out of 5 total.
- Apara bhakti means on the material platform. Generally, the Deity worship. This is the beginning, but as you go on worshiping the Deity you realize your spiritual identity. Then you do not see the Deity as made of stone or wood
- Devotees standing on the spiritual platform have no need of such material conceptions of adulterated devotion (like karma and jnana-yoga)
- He (a materialistic devotee) is to be considered on the material platform, although he is trying to advance in devotional service. Such a person is a bhakta-praya (neophyte devotee), or bhaktabhasa, for he is a little enlightened by Vaisnava philosophy
- He may, however, follow the regulative principles learned from his spiritual master or from his family who worships the Deity. He is to be considered on the material platform, although he is trying to advance in devotional service