The jiva understands, “I am Kr… simply Krishna das. Jivera svarupa haya, nitya krsna das. I am the eternal servant to Krishna. gopi-bhartuh pada-kamalayor dasa-dasanudasah, and to serve Krishna, that is the culmination, that is the apex of spiritual realization. This is what we should be hankering for, to simply serve Krishna because serving Krishna itself is the most intimate and the most confidential realization which includes everything else. If you serve Krishna, you’re so close to Krishna, that you can see everything from the highest transcendental viewpoint, you see. You want to see what’s going on in the kingdom. No one knows better than… of all the background things that are controlling the kingdom, than the king himself because he’s got his spies, he’s got his intelligence going… the common man. He’s got his people in the government. He’s got people, everywhere. His management ability, if he’s a… if he’s a well-placed king is going to be all-pervasive. So, anyone close to him also will have the very good perpective on what is actually happening, you see, and everyone knows that that’s the most powerful position. So, similarly, to be the servant of Krishna, that is the most exalted position. It’s not an ordinary thing, you see.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
Nov 15, 1982 SB @ Nepal.