“The Complete Science of Bhakti-Yoga # 7” – The Nectar of Devotion-
Vrndavana, November 1, 1972
2060) Whether I know what the conclusion of Bhagavata is! Taught by Srila Prabhupada!
————– Only rarely by philosophical speculation can one reach the conclusion of worshiping Vasudeva, Krsna. This is confirmed in the Bhagavad-gita itself. The ultimate end of philosophical speculation, then, must be Krsna, with the understanding that Krsna is everything, the cause of all causes, and that one should therefore surrender unto Him. If this ultimate goal is reached, then philosophical advancement is favorable, but if the conclusion of philosophical speculation is voidism or impersonalism, that is not bhakti.”
Prabhupada: There is a verse in the Srimad-Bhagavatam: vasudeva-para veda vasudeva-param jnanam vasudeva-param gatim. So unless one is led to the conclusion vasudevah sarvam iti [Bg. 7.19], jnana-vairagya-karma, anything that you are trying to achieve, if it is not targeted to the realization of Vasudeva, then it… Srama eva hi kevalam [SB 1.2.8]. That is the conclusion of Bhagavata. —————–———–