CC Madhya 22.66 (1975)
- śāstre yuktau ca nipuṇaḥ
- sarvathā dṛḍha-niścayaḥ
- prauḍha-śraddho 'dhikārī yaḥ
- sa bhaktāv uttamo mataḥ
śāstre—in the revealed scriptures; yuktau—in logic; ca—also; nipuṇaḥ—expert; sarvathā—in all respects; dṛḍha-niścayaḥ—who is firmly convinced; prauḍha—deep; śraddhaḥ—who has faith; adhikārī—eligible; yaḥ—who; saḥ—he; bhaktau—in devotional service; uttamaḥ—highest; mataḥ—is considered.
" 'One who is expert in logic and understanding of revealed scriptures, and who always has firm conviction and deep faith that is not blind, is to be considered a topmost devotee in devotional service.'
This verse appears in the Bhakti-rasāmṛta-sindhu (1.2.17) by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.