Jayapataka Swami: A devotee means a servant of the Supreme Lord. I don’t think there is any difference. You see, in this material world, people want to be a member of the Legislative Assembly, or Councilor of some municipality, or to be a Member of Parliament, be a minister or be a Prime Minister or be a President. But actually, to be a devotee of the Lord is the most wonderful position. All these temporary things in the material world, being a king, being a president, at the end of life they will still be punished by Yamarāja, in the precincts of Hell. So, the real thing is to be a dāsa, to be a servant of the Lord, and we should all aspire for that transcendental position. Lord Brahmā, who is the first living entity of this universe, he likes to be addressed as a servitor of the Supreme Lord, Lord Śiva, He likes to be addressed as a servitor of the Lord, Durgā is known as Vaiṣṇavī, she likes to be considered as a maidservant of the Lord. The most exalted living entities in this universe, aspire to be a servant of the Lord, a devotee of the Lord,so that should be our aspiration,and other things in the material world, in themselves, they are not very useful. Unless we can use them in the service of Kṛṣṇa. Yudhiṣṭira, he was the emperor of the world, but the position he really aspired was, to always be a servant of Lord Kṛṣṇa. So, he ruled his empire as a service to Kṛṣṇa, all of us, whatever our position is, should try to serve the Lord, with whatever ability or power that we have.
14-June-2020 SRI DHAM MAYAPUR, INDIA

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