The Beloved is found with love.
Even if you have beauty, exalted virtues,
A good nature, and high upbringing,
These things are not pleasing to God—
Nor are high birth, good karma, auspicious signs or Knowledge of the Vedas and Puranas.
Sings Govinda, “O friend, if you do not love,
What is the point of making the tongue
Dance with His name?
– Astachaap Poet ~ Govinda Swami
(Translated by Shyamdas)