Q & A’s–Preliminary & Mature Spiritual Happiness



Can you help me to understand this sentence from BG 10.9

In the preliminary stage of devotional service they relish the transcendental pleasure from the service itself, and in the mature stage they are actually situated in love of God. Once situated in that transcendental position, they can relish the highest perfection which is exhibited by the Lord in His abode.



     In the beginning of devotional service there is the purification of
the heart this brings one from the mood of ignorance to passion to goodness.
Gradually, the devotee is freed from sinful reactions and develops godly
qualities which give him satisfaction.

    At the higher stages of devotional service, when one is constantly
under the protection of the internal energy of the Lord, the devotee
experiences transcendental pleasure that is only understand by the liberated
souls situated on the transcendental platform.

I hope you are well.
Your well-wisher,
Prahladananda Swami

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