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CC Madhya 22.17

Text

kṛṣṇa-bhakti haya abhidheya-pradhāna
bhakti-mukha-nirīkṣaka karma-yoga-jñāna

Synonyms

kṛṣṇa-bhakti — devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa; haya — is; abhidheya-pradhāna — the chief function of the living entity; bhakti-mukha — of the face of devotional service; nirīkṣaka — observers; karma-yoga-jñāna — fruitive activities, mystic yoga and speculative knowledge.

Translation

“Devotional service to Kṛṣṇa is the chief function of the living entity. There are different methods for the liberation of the conditioned soul — karma, jñāna, yoga and bhakti — but all the others are dependent on bhakti.