TEXT 166
'śuddha-bhakti' haite haya 'premā' utpanna
ataeva śuddha-bhaktira kahiye 'lakṣaṇa'
SYNONYMS
śuddha-bhakti—pure devotional service without material contaminations; haite—from; haya—is; premā—love of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; utpanna—produced; ataeva—therefore; śuddha-bhaktira—of pure devotional service; kahiye—let me explain; lakṣaṇa—the symptoms.
TRANSLATION
"When one is situated in pure devotional service, he develops love of Godhead; therefore let me describe some of the symptoms of pure devotional service.
PURPORT
In Bhagavad-gītā (18.55) it is said: bhaktyā mām abhijānāti yāvān yaś cāsmi tattvataḥ. One cannot understand the Supreme Personality of Godhead in truth unless he takes to devotional service.

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