“The material world is but a shadow. If we hold our hand against the light it casts a shadow image. The shadow image is like an outline of the hand. It doesn’t show the qualities of the hand, such as the hair, the skin, or the fingerprints. It is only a vague form.
Similarly, in the material world, what we see as admiration, servitorship, friendship, parental affection, or conjugal affection, these are all like incomplete shadows of their real form.
Just as the hand has so many variegated qualities like form, taste, and small, so the relationships in the spiritual world are full of qualities. They are expanded unlimitedly and contain no imperfection or inebriety.
Because the Lord and the devotees are both eternal and liberated from all material qualities, their relationship is perfect and transcendental.”HH Jayapataka Swami From the book: Vrindavane Bhajan
Verse 8: Purport