Appendix:—Duty is called `dharma'. Not to deviate from dharma is called `dharmya' `All is God'—No other principle can be equal to this principle, therefore this is `dharmya' (Gita 9/2).
A striver keeps faith. But a God-realized soul needs no faith as he has a direct experience that there is no other entity besides God. When all is God, then who should have faith and in whom? A striver holds that there is another entity, so he follows the virtues possessed by God-realized devotees but he has also the feeling that if there is anything else besides God, that is His pastime.
In spite of the assumption of the other entity, a striver depends on God, and none else but God is his beloved, therefore he is exceedingly dear to God. Until he realizes `All is God', God Himself feels indebted to him.
In Srimdadbhagavata the Lord declares
yavat sarvesu bhutesu madbhhve nopajayate tavadevamupasita vanmanah kayavrttibhih
Until a devotee really holds that all beings are God's manifestations viz., 'All is God', he should worship Me with all the activities (dealings) of his mind, speech and body.
sarvam brahmatmaharh tasya vidyaya"tmamanisaya
paripasyannuparamet sarvato mukta samsayah
'The devotee by following the above mentioned discipline becomes determined—'All is God'. Then he by this spiritual knowledge, being free from all doubt beholding God everywhere, should become calm viz., he should not even think of `All is God', but he should have a clear vision of God'.