"So, only if they remove attachment to their social duty from their heart and
develop attachment to devotion do they follow the duty of a sadhu.
Even if you are a householder, you can practise—if you practise and maintain
your svadharma (religion prescribed for a householder devotee)
properly, without markata-vairagya (monkey renunciation), without
phalgu-vairagya (false renunciation), if you do not look at or think
about others' wives, then you can stay in your house and maintain your life
properly, then such life is also good for you. You can live in this way and
worship sadhu-dharma, or Krishna's dharma, religion of
"First, I will explain arop-siddha. Focus and understand it with a controlled
baddha bahirmukha jiva visayi pradhana
jada-sanga-matra kari' kare avasthana 
"Conditioned souls who are averse to the Lord are mostly materialists and
associate only with material things.
jada-sukha jada-duhkha niyata tahara
prakrta samsarga vina kichhu nahi ara 
"They are constantly engrossed in material happiness and sadness, and have no
experience of anything other than matter.
aprakrta bali' kichhu nahi paya jnana
aprakrta-tattva mane nahi paya sthana 
"They know nothing about spirit, and there is no place for spiritual truth in
nije aprakrta vastu tahao na jane
araksita sisu yena sadai ajnane 
"They do not even know that they are spiritual beings. Like uneducated
children, they always remain in ignorance.
kona bhagye kona janme sukrtira phale
sraddhara udaya haya hrdaya-kamale 
"By some good fortune, in some birth, as a result of sukrti, faith arises in
the lotus of their hearts.
prathama sandhane sune, 'ami krsna-dasa'
e samsara haite uddhare kare asa 
"At first, in the course of their search, they hear, 'I am a servant of
Krishna', and then they aspire to be delivered from samsara.
First stage of devotion is arop-siddha. It means at first a person has
very much attachment to their family but gradually they begin to think, "I am
a servant of the Lord." This is arop-siddha.
guru bale, 'suna, vachha, kara krsnarchana'
krsnarchane tabe tara ichchha-sangathana 
"Their Guru says to them, 'Listen! My child, you should worship Krishna', and
they then become eager to worship Krishna.
After that, the Guru tells them, "You can do seva, you can do
kirtan, you can do puja," and slowly, slowly the person can
start worshipping Krishna, engage in puja and archan. This is
their first engagement, and this stage of devotion is called
sanga-siddha, or madhyam adhukari. Sanga-siddha devotees
have dainyata—they are humble, tolerant and give honour to others.
They also give mercy everywhere—they do not consider who is higher, who is
lower, who is good, who is bad, they give mercy to whoever they see, even to
the ignorant and fools.
The third type of devotion is svarup-siddha, these are high standard
Vaishnavs. Svarupa-siddha is 'Svaruper-upadesh', advice of
Svarup Damodar, who possesses this svarup-siddha. His advice is a very
high conception, and it is the final prayojana-tattva.
Svarupa-siddha means to always, at every moment practise internal
service of Radha-Krishna, it means attainment of service to the lotus feet of
Radha-Krishna and to always stay within that service. Whether you eat, rest,
sit, or walk, whatever you do, you always think about Krishna, and in the
end, in your svarup form (discovering our real identity) you attain
the joy of service to Radha-Krishna. This is the final destination. This
destination is what is called svarup-siddha...
'If you always recite this song, your ego will not come, you will not think you are
a Vaishnav. You will take remnants of the Vaishnavs, prasad, and you will think
always you are a fallen soul, then you will never get proud, 'Oh, I am taking the
remnants!' Humility, dainyata will come.'