TEXT 139
ataeva 'bhakti'--krsna-praptyera upaya
'abhidheya' bali' tare sarva-sastre gaya
ataeva-therefore; bhakti-devotional service; krsna-praptyera-of achieving the lotus feet of Krsna; upaya-the only means; abhidheya-abhidheya; bali'-calling; tare-this system; sarva-sastre-in all revealed scriptures; gaya-is described.
"The conclusion is that devotional service is the only means to approach the Supreme Personality of Godhead. This system is therefore called abhidheya. This is the verdict of all revealed scriptures.
As stated in Bhagavad-gita (18.55).
bhaktya mam abhijanati
yavan yas casmi tattvatah
tato mam tattvato jnatva
visate tad-anantaram
"One can understand the Supreme Personality as He is only by devotional service. And when one is in full consciousness of the Supreme Lord by such devotion, he can enter the kingdom of God."
The aim of life is to get rid of the material conditioning and enter into spiritual existence. Although the sastras prescribe different methods for different men, the Supreme Personality of Godhead says that one ultimately must accept the path of devotional service as the assured path of spiritual advancement. Devotional service to the Lord is the only process actually confirmed by the Lord. Sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja (Bg. 18.66). One must become a devotee if one wants to return home, back to Godhead, and become eternally blissful.

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