Every pure Vaisnava obtains results suitable to his own devotional attitude. What then is the basis for a hierarchy of greater and lesser devotees? In truth, no such hierarchy exists. It is only imagined as a device for comparing different kinds of devotional service. Each devotional relationship, or rasa, and its corresponding varieties of pleasure may, for convenience, be measured in terms of relative degrees of perfection. In the nine methods of devotional practice, such as hearing and chanting, and in the various services devotees render to the Lord in Vaikuntha and elsewhere-attending the Lord in person, massaging His feet, dressing His hair, serving Him as a doorkeepers-each devotee relishes the highest possible happiness from his service to his personal worshipable Lord. By presuming a hierarchy of these services one may also devise a hierarchy of happiness and may accordingly rank devotees. But even if, as some persons hold, such a hierarchy is factual, no pure Vaisnava ever thinks himself deprived of anything. Rather all the Lord’s devotees feel completely satisfied and happy in all ways.
— 2.4.193, Śrī Bṛhad Bhāgavatāmṛta of Śrīla Sanatana Gosvāmī » Volume Two » Translated by Gopīparāṇadhana Dāsa