Srimad Bhagavatam 11.18.46-47 - Tune in with Vrindavan Vibration (download mp3)
by Sri Viswambhar Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
na cirat samupaiti mam
Thus, one who has purified his existence by execution of his prescribed duties, who fully understands My supreme position and who is endowed with scriptural and realized knowledge, very soon achieves Me.
sa eva mad-bhakti-yuto
Those who are followers of this varnasrama system accept religious principles according to authorized traditions of proper conduct. When such varnasrama duties are dedicated to Me in loving service, they award the supreme perfection of life.
According to the varnasrama system, the members of different orders and statuses of life have many traditional duties, such as worshiping the forefathers to save them from possible sinful reactions. All such Vedic rituals, sacrifices, austerities and so forth should be offered to the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krsna. They then become the transcendental means for going back home, back to Godhead. In other words, Krsna consciousness, or loving service to Lord Sri Krsna, is the sum and substance of progressive human life.