What the ignorant masses understand about the Krishna is not the real object of the word Krishna. In other words, ‘God’, ‘Allah’ and even the Sanskrit word ‘Isvara”, ‘Paramatma’ etc. only indicate a great energy coming out of Krishna. They do not indicate the total aspect of the word Krishna.
Every word has a two-fold aspect; conveying a meaning based on knowledge and a meaning based on ignorance. The aspects of words that indicate something other than Krishna, Vishnu or Sri Chaitanya, conveys the meaning based on ignorance. In Knowledge everything indicates Krishna and signifies Krishna.
The word “devotion” cannot be applied to anything besides ‘Krishna ‘. Krishna is the only subject of devotion. Brahman is the object of knowledge, Paramatma is the object of nearness, but Krishna is the only object of service.
Sri Jiva Goswami specifically explained that Srimad Bhagavatam is the original commentary of Vedantasutra.