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Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.2.5 – Thu, 28 Aug 2014

There are three different stages of development in devotional service. The first stage is that of following the regulative principles prescribed in the codes of devotional service, the second stage is that of assimilation and realization of the steady condition of devotional service, and the last stage is that of ecstasy symptomized by transcendental bodily expression.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.2.4 – Wed, 27 Aug 2014

Feelings of ecstasy are displayed by highly advanced devotees of the Lord. There are eight kinds of transcendental changes in the body — tears, shivering of the body, perspiration, restlessness, throbbing, choking of the throat, etc. — and all were manifested by Uddhava in the presence of Vidura. However, these should not be imitated artificially by practicing devotees.

Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 3.1.43 – Fri, 22 Aug 2014

The Lord always wants to see His devotee as the hero of some episode which He Himself performs. He wanted to see His devotee and friend Arjuna as the hero of the Battle of Kurukṣetra, and thus He waited for all the miscreants of the world to assemble. That, and nothing else, is the explanation of His waiting.

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