Lord Krishna (His Lilas and Teachings) -Swami Sivananda
THE BHAGAVATA DHARMA
“The highest devotee perceives the objects with his senses but does not feel either aversion or pleasure. He perceives this universe as the Maya of Vishnu.
“He is the highest devotee of the Lord who by the strength of his meditation on Hari is not affected by the changes of life viz., birth, death, hunger, thirst, fear, difficulties that affect the body, the organs, the breath, the mind and intellect.The perfect devotee knows that birth and death pertain to the body which is created by Karma, that hunger and thirst pertain to the Prana, that the mind creates a sense of separateness and egoism thereby causing fear and making the Jiva lose touch with the Lord in himself, that the intellect creates desire, avarice etc., that the senses create feelings of pleasure and pain. The perfect devotee dissociates himself from the above and always remains immersed in the memory of the Lord and recognises his unity with Him.