Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada is an eternal associate
of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna, an uttama-maha bhagavat devotee.
In order to preach Krsna consciousness in this world, he played
the role of a madhyama-adhikari devotee, who makes four distinctions
in his dealings with others. He shows prema, love, for Bhagavan,
he shows friendship in three ways to those devotees who are
higher than him, those equal to him, and those less advanced
than him; he shows mercy to those just approaching Krsna consciousness,
and he neglects those who are against Krsna or His devotees.
I was an example of a tiny jiva to whom he showed mercy, and
the following is a summary of my experiences with him.