Question: Desire Pure Bhakti or Back to Godhead?
Caitanya Mahaprabhu said that we have to pray only for the devotional service and not for any spiritual benedictions or material benefits. So which is better for us: to aim for going back to Godhead or for getting pure devotional service?
Answer: Pure Bhakti Qualifies You for Back to Godhead
You should focus on pure devotional service because this will automatically qualify you to go back to Godhead. If you simply desire to go back to Godhead without developing pure devotional service, you will remain in this material existence.