There are 3 kinds of devotees:
The lower grade devotees, they have high regard for the Deity in the temple, but not very much regard for devotees or people in general.
The second grade devotee takes compassion with innocent non-devotees. In that stage he has got 4 kinds of vision:
- one is that he always keeps Krsna as the most loveable object,
- second is that he makes intimate friendship with his devotee God brothers or any other devotees,
- third is that he takes compassion with innocent non-devotees, and tries to convince them about the importance of Krsna consciousness, and
- fourth is that he does not take any serious interest for the atheistic class of men.
The first grade devotee, of course, sees everyone in relationship with Krsna and as such, he makes no distinction between a devotee or a nondevotee. His vision is high grade, because he sees that everyone is engaged in Krsna’s service directly or indirectly. This position of high grade devotee should never be imitated.
It was possible only in Lord Caitanya or Lord Nityananda, or Haridasa Thakura.