Cc. Madhya 19.167

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anyābhilāṣitā-śūnyaṁ
jñāna-karmādy-anāvṛtam
ānukūlyena kṛṣṇānu-
śīlanaṁ bhaktir uttamā

Synonyms

anyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biganya

another; any other; anyone else; anything else; different; diverted; else; for others; from others; other; other types; other,; others; others'; someone else; that other.
-abhilāṣitāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigabhilāṣitā

without desires other than those for the service of Lord Kṛṣṇa, or without material desires (such as those for meat-eating, illicit sex, gambling and addiction to intoxicants).
-śūnyamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśūnyam

vacant; void.
—without desires other than those for the service of Lord Kṛṣṇa, or without material desires (such as those for meat-eating, illicit sex, gambling and addiction to intoxicants); jñānaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjñāna

and knowledge; as knowledge; by acquired knowledge; by knowledge; by the knowledge of the philosophy of the monist Māyāvādīs; cultivation of knowledge; empiric knowledge; having full knowledge; knowledge; knowledge of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; knowledge, philosophical speculations; knowledge-acquiring; knowledge-acquiring senses; material knowledge; notion; of knowledge; of knowledge through Vedic scriptures; of perfect knowledge; of philosophical speculation; of real spiritual knowledge; of scriptural knowledge; perfect knowledge; philosophical speculation; speculative cultivation of knowledge; speculative knowledge; such a consideration; such knowledge; the knowledge; the path of knowledge; the path of philosophical speculation; the path of speculative knowledge; with knowledge.
—by the knowledge of the philosophy of the monist Māyāvādīs; karmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkarma

karma; according to work; act; action; actions; activities (to support the Daityas); activities; activities being dedicated to You; activities of service to You; activity; activity of life; acts; and activities; and fruitive activities; and work; another activity; by actions; by activities; by fruitive activities; by predestined resultant actions; by wonderful activities, pious activities; by work; duties; duty; fruitive action; fruitive activities; fruitive activity; fruitive desires; fruitive work; in activities; material activities; my deeds; of activities; of fruitive activities; of the activities; one's prescribed activities; pastimes; pastimes, activities; prescribed duties; prescribed duty; reaction of the past; reactionary work; story; such service to the master; the accomplishment; the act; the activities; the activity; the business; the fate of the living entity; the fruits of action; the fruits of activities; the interaction; the objective; the sacrifice; these activities; to such activities; transcendental activity; uncommon deeds; whose transcendental activities; work.
—by fruitive activities; ādiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigādi

a beginning; all such places; all these; all together; and other arrangements; and other things; and others; and similar other persons; and so on; and the other; beginning; beginning with; by artificially practicing detachment, by the mechanical practice of yoga, by studying the Sāṅkhya philosophy, and so on; etc; everything; first; headed by; heading; heading the list; in the beginning; in the beginning of the millennium; original; originally; other subject matters; primarily; the beginning; the first; the original.
—by artificially practicing detachment, by the mechanical practice of yoga, by studying the Sāṅkhya philosophy, and so on; anāvṛtamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biganāvṛtam

uncovered.
—uncovered; ānukūlyenaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigānukūlyena

favorable.
—favorable; kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkrsna

kṛṣ-ṇa; about Kṛṣṇa; and Kṛṣṇa; black; Hare Kṛṣṇa; in Kṛṣṇa; is Lord Kṛṣṇa; Kṛṣṇa; Kṛṣṇa is now present; Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; Lord Kṛṣṇa; Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself; Lord Kṛṣṇa's; Lord Kṛṣṇa's holy name; Lord Kṛṣṇa's name; Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa; My dear Kṛṣṇa; O Kṛṣṇa; O Lord Kṛṣṇa; O my Lord Kṛṣṇa; of Kṛṣṇa; of Lord Kṛṣṇa; of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa; of the holy name of Kṛṣṇa; of the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; of the mode of ignorance; the Deity of Lord Kṛṣṇa; the holy name Kṛṣṇa; the holy name of Kṛṣṇa; the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; the Lord; the name of Kṛṣṇa; the Personality of Godhead; the Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa; the presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa; the Supreme Absolute Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Lord; the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa; the Supreme Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Kṛṣṇa; to Lord Kṛṣṇa; unto Lord Kṛṣṇa; Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
-anuśīlanamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biganuśīlanam

cultivation of service in relationship to Kṛṣṇa.
—cultivation of service in relationship to Kṛṣṇa; bhaktiḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhaktiḥ

devotion; devotional service; devotional service unto the Supreme Personality of Godhead; engagement in devotional service; feelings of devotional service; love; love and devotion; loving service; the devotional service; the nine kinds of devotional service, such as śravaṇa, kīrtana and smaraṇa; transcendental loving service; who possesses devotional service.
uttamāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biguttama

all of the foremost quality; best; celestial; enlightened; first class; first-class; good; one who is greater; the best; topmost; transcendental; upper; very good; very nice; very well.
—first-class devotional service. 

Translation

“When first-class devotional service develops, one must be devoid of all material desires, knowledge obtained by monistic philosophy, and fruitive action. The devotee must constantly serve Kṛṣṇa favorably, as Kṛṣṇa desires. 

Purport

This verse is also found in Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī’s Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.1.11). As we can understand from Bhagavad-gītā (9.34 and 18.65), the Supreme Personality of Godhead wants everyone to think of Him always (man-manā bhava mad-bhaktaḥ). Everyone should become His devotee, not the devotee of a demigod. Everyone should engage in devotional service or arcana Deity worship in the temple. Man-manā bhava mad-bhakto mad-yājī māṁ namaskuru. Everyone should offer obeisances, from moment to moment, to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. These are the desires of the Supreme Lord, and one who fulfills His desires favorably is actually a pure devotee. Kṛṣṇa wants everyone to surrender unto Him, and devotional service means preaching this gospel all over the world. The Lord says openly in Bhagavad-gītā (Bg. 18.69)plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigBhagavad-gītā As It Is 18.69

There is no servant in this world more dear to Me than he, nor will there ever be one more dear.
: na ca tasmān manuṣyeṣu kaścin me priya-kṛttamaḥ. One should preach the gospel of Bhagavad-gītā for the benefit of all. Bhagavad-gītā is spoken by the Lord so that human society can be perfectly organized from all angles of vision-politically, socially, economically, philosophically and religiously. From any point of view, human society can be reformed by the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement; therefore one who spreads this philosophy of Kṛṣṇa consciousness for the benefit of all conditioned souls in the universe is perfect in pure devotional service. 

The criterion is that a devotee must know what Kṛṣṇa wants him to do. This can be achieved through the medium of the spiritual master who is a bona fide representative of Kṛṣṇa. Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī advises, ādau gurv-āśrayam. One who is serious in wanting to render pure devotional service to the Lord must take shelter of the spiritual master who comes in the disciplic succession from Kṛṣṇa. Evaṁ paramparā-prāptam imaṁ rājarṣayo viduḥ. Without accepting a bona fide spiritual master coming in the disciplic succession, one cannot find out the real purpose of devotional service. Therefore one has to accept the shelter of a bona fide spiritual master and agree to be directed by him. The first business of a pure devotee is to satisfy his spiritual master, whose only business is to spread Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādaḥ: if one can satisfy the spiritual master, Kṛṣṇa is automatically satisfied. This is the success of devotional service. This is the meaning of the word ānukūlyena—that is, favorable devotional service to the Lord. A pure devotee has no plans other than those for the Lord’s service. He is not interested in attaining success in mundane activities. He simply wants success in the progress of devotional service. For a devotee, there cannot be worship of others or demigod worship. A pure devotee does not engage himself in such pseudo-devotional service. He is interested only in satisfying Kṛṣṇa. If one lives only for the satisfaction of Kṛṣṇa, he does not have to accept this order or that order. One’s only business should be to satisfy Kṛṣṇa. This process is completely manifest in the activities of the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement. It has been actually proved that the entire world can accept devotional service without failure. One simply has to follow the instructions of the representative of Kṛṣṇa.