Bhakti is not something zero or sentiment

Bhakti means its affection. That affection is translated into practical work, not something zero or just sentiment, but there some real knowledge behind it. That’s why Prabhupada’s name is Bhaktivedanta: Devotion, or affection with transcendental knowledge. So these two are combined, and one true knowledge is able to distinguish what is Maya. What is actually giving my affection to the wrong thing, to something which is indirectly connected to Krishna, and what is directly connected with Krishna? So if we have direct connection, concentrating, giving our affection to Krishna, His pure devotees, His loved ones. If you want to love Krishna, love those whom Krishna loves.

H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj.

1983, 30th October SB class@ Honolulu, Hawaii.