The Lord is not only the creator and destroyer of the material manifestations of His different energies. He is more than a simple creator and destroyer, for there is His feature of ananda, or His pleasure feature. This pleasure feature of the Lord is understood by the pure devotees only, and not by others.His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaSrimad-Bhagavatam 2.10.44, Purport

When the devotee’s spiritual emotions are awakened, he sees his worldly duties in relationship to Krishna and not in relationship to the demands of the material senses, family, society, and so on. Thus he fulfills his responsibilities in a blissful mood of loving attachment to the Lord.Srila Bhaktivinoda ThakuraVaishnava-siddhanta-mala 9

To taste the fruit of devotional service in Goloka Vrindavana is the highest perfection of life, and in the presence of such perfection, the four material perfections – religion, economic development, sense gratification and liberation – are very insignificant achievements.Sri Chaitanya MahaprabhuSri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Madhya-lila 19.164

If somehow or other by good fortune one develops faith in hearing and chanting My glories, such a person, being neither very disgusted with nor very much attached to material life, should achieve perfection through the path of loving devotion to Me.Lord Sri KrishnaSrimad-Bhagavatam 11.20.8

Terrified, about to die, a man collapses on his bed. Although his voice is faltering and he is hardly conscious of what he is saying, if he utters the holy name of the Supreme Lord he can be freed from the reaction of his fruitive work and achieve the supreme destination. But still people in the Age of Kali will not worship the Supreme Lord.Sri Shukadeva GoswamiSrimad-Bhagavatam 12.3.44

An intelligent, equipoised person who has realized Brahman must endeavor to know the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, and surrender unto Him with loving devotion.Brihad-aranyaka Upanishad 4.4.21

The study of the Vedas and Puranas – verily, the study of all scriptures – is completed in all respects by one who studies the Bhagavad-gita with devotion.Sri Suta GoswamiGita-mahatmya of the Padma Purana 23

By the mercy of the personality of Godhead and by associating with His devotees, sages who take pleasure in the self can give up their attachment to the impersonal Supreme and enter the path of devotional service.Personified Devotional ScripturesSri Brihad-bhagavatamrita 2.2.206