With transcendental knowledge, transcendental love automatically develops. As soon as Vasudeva could understand Kṛṣṇa, he felt some affection for Kṛṣṇa and transcendental knowledge side by side. That’s what Prabhupāda says in the purport: “Within Vasudeva’s heart, affection for his son and knowledge of the Supreme Lord’s transcendental nature both awakened.” For those who are directly in Kṛsṇa’s pastimes, they may – without knowledge – and they feel some attraction to Kṛṣṇa.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 13th October, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA