anya-abhilÄášŁitÄ-ĹĹŤnyam - without desires other than those for the service of Lord KášášŁáša, or without material desires (such as those for meat-eating, illicit sex, gambling and addiction to intoxicants); jĂąÄna - by the knowledge of the philosophy of the monist MÄyÄvÄdÄŤs; karma - by fruitive activities; Ädi - by artificially practicing detachment, by the mechanical practice of yoga, by studying the SÄáš khya philosophy, and so on; anÄváštam - not covered; ÄnukĹŤlyena - favorable; kášášŁáša-anuĹÄŤlanam - cultivation of service in relationship to KášášŁáša; bhaktiá¸Ľ uttamÄ - first-class devotional service.
This verse is also found in ĹrÄŤla RĹŤpa GosvÄmÄŤâs Bhakti-rasÄmášta-sindhu (1.1.11). As we can understand from the Bhagavad-gÄŤtÄ (9.34 and 18.65), the Supreme Personality of Godhead wants everyone to think of Him always (man-manÄ bhava mad-bhaktaá¸Ľ). Everyone should become His devotee, not the devotee of a demigod. Everyone should engage in His devotional service, including arcana (Deity worship) in the temple. Man-manÄ bhava mad-bhakto mad-yÄjÄŤ mÄáš namaskuru. Everyone should offer obeisances, from moment to moment, to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. These are the desires of the Supreme Lord, and one who fulfills His desires favorably is actually a pure devotee. KášášŁáša wants everyone to surrender unto Him, and devotional service means preaching this gospel all over the world. The Lord says openly in the Bhagavad-gÄŤtÄ (18.69), na ca tasmÄn manuášŁyeášŁu kaĹcin me priya-kášttamaá¸Ľ: One who preaches the gospel of the Bhagavad-gÄŤtÄ for the benefit of all is most dear to KášášŁáša. The Bhagavad-gÄŤtÄ is spoken by the Lord so that human society can be perfectly organized from all angles of vision â politically, socially, economically, philosophically and religiously. From any point of view, human society can be reformed by the KášášŁáša consciousness movement; therefore one who spreads this philosophy of KášášŁáša consciousness for the benefit of all conditioned souls in the universe is perfect in pure devotional service.
The criterion is that a devotee must know what KášášŁáša wants him to do. This understanding can be achieved through the medium of a spiritual master who is a bona fide representative of KášášŁáša. ĹrÄŤla RĹŤpa GosvÄmÄŤ advises, Ädau gurv-ÄĹrayam. One who is serious in wanting to render pure devotional service to the Lord must take shelter of a spiritual master who comes in the disciplic succession from KášášŁáša. Evaáš paramparÄ-prÄptam imaáš rÄjarášŁayo viduá¸Ľ. Without accepting a bona fide spiritual master coming in the disciplic succession, one cannot find out the real purpose of devotional service. Therefore one has to accept the shelter of a bona fide spiritual master and agree to be directed by him. The first business of a pure devotee is to satisfy his spiritual master, whose only business is to spread KášášŁáša consciousness. And if one can satisfy the spiritual master, KášášŁáša is automatically satisfied â yasya prasÄdÄd bhagavat-prasÄdaá¸Ľ. This is the success of devotional service. This is the meaning of the word ÄnukĹŤlyena â that is, favorable devotional service to the Lord. A pure devotee has no plans other than those for the Lordâs service. He is not interested in attaining success in mundane activities. He simply wants success in the progress of devotional service. For a devotee, there cannot be worship of others or demigod worship. A pure devotee does not engage himself in such pseudo devotional service. He is interested only in satisfying KášášŁáša. If one lives only for the satisfaction of KášášŁáša, it does not matter whether he belongs to this order of life or that order of life. Oneâs only business should be to satisfy KášášŁáša. This process is completely manifest in the activities of the KášášŁáša consciousness movement. It has been actually proved that the entire world can accept devotional service without failure. One simply has to follow the instructions of the representative of KášášŁáša.