(Not Mere Sentimental Belief) “What kind of bhakti? Bhaktyā śruta-gṛhītayā. Śruta, by hearing śruti, or Vedas. Completely on the basis of Vedic knowledge, that bhakti; not sentimental. Sentimental bhakti is also there, because the acceptance of Kṛṣṇa is there. Therefore there is some value. But real bhakti, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī has commented that bhakti based on understanding of Vedānta-sūtra is perfect, on the basis of jñāna and . . . knowledge, and vairāgya.” https://krishnakirtan.com/pmp3/voice/SB_1-02-12_DEL_1973-11-18_Qualifying_to_Dance_with_Krishna.mp3 Class on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 1.2.12, Delhi, November 18, 1973
The Threat of Srivasa Thakura’s Arrest for Loud Kirtana and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Reavealing His Four Armed Form to him. from Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura’s Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat, Madhya Kanda, Chapter 2, English translation by Bhumipati dasa, Commentary by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada. Very interesting description of the Lord’s view of the living entieties’ free will beginning at verse 305.