Where man’s inability to be God fails him miserably and most assuredly because of eternally being a marginal energy of the Lord until re-absorbed into the internal magnificence of the Lord’s supernal energies, even when in a liberated position and meeting Krishna face to face, the soul is eternally a humble servitor of the Godhead; for man pursues devotional service in vain when wanting to surpass the order of the guru, which is the active principle of spiritual life.
Never fully God and never fully matter, being at the center of these two seemingly conflicting energies is at the heart of the desire to surrender to either or, being never fully independent, and thus having to serve the internal or external energies because of an original abuse of the partial independence given to the jiva at the point of eternal existence with the Supreme Personality who is at once ready to serve the devotee and ready to condemn the jiva to the material atmosphere due to the jiva overestimating his individual power to satisfy the demands of the Supreme and Sublime Lord of Goloka.
Always a servant of all, the jiva should not mistake its service to the living entities as being on an equal level with service to the Godhead, for a part cannot be loved as much as a whole can be loved. Those who advocate service to the jivas are in danger of confusing watering the branches of a tree with watering the root of all existence. What is good for God is good for all since the Supreme Person sets the standard concerning who is to be worshiped as a part of the internal energy, and for this reason Krishna has appointed His acharya as the focal point of such divine seva.
The acharya is as good as Krishna because he advocates for everyone to worship Krishna as opposed to the pseudo devotees addicted to karma kanda and thus to receiving that worship in the place of Godhead, which is a most serious offense to the dignity of the internal potencies praised by the pure devotee who is unafraid of the conflicts set up by those in the modes of nature.
To this I say, with pure faith comes pure understanding, and with pure understanding comes pure action, and thus pure service. Worship of the acharya’s instructions is the direct purport of following that activity done in full surrender that is directly connected to the active principle of spiritual life. Acting with pure consciousness is the only way to please the Godhead as He is unaffected by all actions performed by the gunas, but is directly controlled by the pure devotion offered by the pure devotee, who has nothing but his soul to offer to Krishna in confidence that Krishna will keep the acharya in His heart as He keeps so many universes as if mere pearls on a string of divine euphoric love of Godhead.