Whether one is a kaniṣṭha, madhyama, uttama; The idea is one always the servant of the servant of the servant. That does not change. In the Krishna Conscious movement, the devotees are on different levels. There is point where the devotee stops being a servant. Even if one is a guru, his qualification is he is a disciple.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986, 30 October, SB class @ New Talavan, USA