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CC Madhya 24.109

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 109

bhakti vinā kevala jñāne 'mukti' nāhi haya
bhakti sādhana kare yei 'prāpta-brahma-laya'


SYNONYMS

bhakti—devotional service; vinā—without; kevala—only; jñāne—by philosophical speculation; mukti—liberation; nāhi haya—there is not; bhakti—devotional service; sādhana—practice; kare—does; yei—anyone who; prāpta-brahma-laya—as good as merging into the impersonal Brahman.


TRANSLATION

"One cannot attain liberation simply through philosophical speculation devoid of devotional service. However, if one renders devotional service, he is automatically on the Brahman platform.