In the association of pure devotees, discussion of the pastimes and activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is very pleasing and satisfying to the ear and the heart. By cultivating such knowledge one gradually becomes advanced on the path of liberation and thereafter he is freed and his attraction becomes fixed. Then real devotion and devotional service begin.
Devotion to Shrimati Radharani is the topmost expression of devotional service.
Devotion means the sincerity of the attitude in which we endeavor to carry out the will of God and His representatives.
Krishna's Karuna Shakti (mercy) spontaneously flows to a sincere devotee and the devotee reciprocates it with love and then Krishna becomes a prisoner in his heart.
One who has unflinching devotion for the Personality of Godhead has all the good qualities of the demigods but one who is not a devotee of the Lord has only material qualifications that are of little value.