One should understand, through the transparent medium of the spiritual master, that the Supreme Lord exists everywhere in His transcendental spiritual nature and that the living entities’ relationships with the Lord are directly and indirectly existing everywhere, even in this material world. In the spiritual world there are five kinds of relationships with the Supreme Lord—shänta, däsya, sakhya, vätsalya and mädhurya. The perverted reflections of these rasas are found in the material world. Land, home, furniture and other inert material objects are related in shänta, or the neutral and silent sense, whereas servants work in the däsya relationship. The reciprocation between friends is called sakhya, the affection of a parent for a child is known as vätsalya, and the affairs of conjugal love constitute mädhurya. These five relationships in the material world are distorted reflections of the original, pure sentiments, which should be understood and perfected in relationship with the Supreme Personality of Godhead under the guidance of a bona fide spiritual master. In the material world the perverted rasas bring frustration. If these rasas are reestablished with Lord Krishna, the result is eternal, blissful life. Adi 1.56 p.