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vizeSataH prItiH -

Jagat - Mon, 15 Dec 2003 23:32:31 +0530
Commenting on BRS 1.2.91:

As far as service to the Lord's deity form is concerned, the words vizeSataH prItiH mean that one should not simply engage in the external formalities of deity worship, but should develop an enthusiasm for mentally serving the Divine Couple at every moment of the day or night.

The immediate understanding of this particular devotional practice is given as "a love for serving the Lord in his deity form arising out of a special kind of faith." Srila Prabhupada explains the words zraddhA-vizeSa as follows: The ordinary, general kind of faith is engagement in the external activities of deity worship. Special faith refers to the mental service of the Divine Couple of the cowherd pastures. This same special kind of faith also applies to the way one engages in the other four activities. (B. P. Puri, The Heart of a Vaishnava, p. 54)