Indirect worship is ‘better’

Several sastric citations purport that worshiping Krsna’s representative is ‘better’ than worshiping Krsna directly. There are many such quotes, and this one was taken from Srila Prabhupada’s Srimad Bhagavatam: “The Lord says, ‘Worshiping My devotees is better than worshiping Me directly.’ ” (Srimad Bhagavatam 11.19.21, written in the purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 10.5.15-26).