kṛṣṇa-bhakti vinā kabhu nāhi phalodoy
miche sab dharmādharma jīver upādhimoy
1) There is no profit in a life devoid of devotional service to Kṛṣṇa. Therefore all the so-called religiosity and irreligiosity of a living being who is bewildered by false worldly designations is simply useless.
yoga-yāga-tapo-dhyān, sannyāsādi brahma-jñān,
nānā-kānḍa-rūpe jīver bandhana-kāraṇa hoy
2) Mysticism, performance of Vedic sacrifices, severe austerities, meditation, renunciation of the world, and cultivating knowledge of the impersonal Brahman-although appearing in the forms of various spiritual paths-are all causes of the soul’s further bondage to this world.
vinoder vākya dharo, nānā kānḍa tyāg koro,
nirupādhi kṛṣṇa-preme hṛdoye deho āśroy
3) Please heed this advice of Bhaktivinoda: Give up all these various paths, and just keep pure love of Kṛṣṇa sheltered within your heart, for this alone is transcendental to all mundane designations.