Just as the standard of money is not currency like the dollar, yen, or ruble, but gold, so rasa is the standard of realization of the Absolute.
A rich person utilizes his wealth in entertainment, but a devotee utilizes it to worship the deity of the Lord.
One should not be idle but should be very enthusiastic about executing the regulative principles. Neglect of the regulative principles will destroy devotional service. In this Krishna consciousness movement there are four basic regulative principles, forbidding illicit sex, meat-eating, gambling and intoxication. A devotee must be very enthusiastic about following these principles. If he becomes slack in following any of them, his progress will certainly be checked. — The Nectar of instruction, Text 03.