Material enjoyments are full of poison, but you consider them pleasing. Do not think ofthem as a source of happiness, but understand them as distress. Be absorbed in full thought of Govinda, associatewith His devotees, and conclude that loving devotional service is the goal of life. – Narottama Dasa Thakura, Sri Prema Bhakti Candrika 7.4
The highest devotion is attained by slow degrees by the method of constant endeavor for self-realization with the help of scriptural evidence, theistic conduct, and perseverance in practice.- Lord Brahma, Sri Brahma-samhita 5.59
One who properly hears Vedic knowledge does not have to return to the cycle of birth and death.- Vedanta-sutra 4.4.23