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CC Madhya 8.197

Text

‘sādhya-vastu’ ‘sādhana’ vinu keha nāhi pāya
kṛpā kari’ kaha, rāya, pābāra upāya

Synonyms

sādhya-vastu — the goal of life; sādhana vinu — without practicing the process; keha nāhi pāya — no one achieves; kṛpā kari’ — very mercifully; kaha — please explain; rāya — My dear Rāmānanda Rāya; pābāra upāya — the means of achieving.

Translation

“The goal of life cannot be achieved unless one practices the process. Now, being merciful upon Me, please explain that means by which this goal can be attained.”