There are thousands of people paying respects to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and yet not everyone achieves the ultimate goal of life. Innumerable people visit holy places like Vrindavan, Mathura, Navadwip and Puri, yet not everyone takes to the path of pure devotional service. How many are there who chant the holy names of the Lord daily, yet how many of them really experience pure transcendental bliss. One may question as to why is it that not everyone is able to experience transcendental bliss in their practices. The answer is given by the Acharyas that bhakti must be one-pointed Bhakti, not mixed with Karma and Jnan, but rather only performed for the pleasure of the Lord. Srila Rupa Gowami has said in Sri Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu:
Why do we not experience transcendental bliss
śīlanaṁ bhaktir uttamā
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.
Only when one develops such bhakti can one experience true transcendental pleasure in the eternal service of the Lord. As long as one is busy in making plans for material advancement, bhakti cannot develop in the heart. Therefore, we should look into the core of our own hearts and see if we still harbour desires for sense gratification, for name, fame, prestige, money, followers, beautiful family and so on. If we do, then we can hardly expect to experience the transcendental realm which is completely beyond the scope of the material senses. Therefore, if we desire to achieve something transcendental, we must give up our attachment to the temporary and mundane world and then only we can hope to enter the realm of Bhakti.