Seekers of the Absolute Truth are never allured by unnecessary engagements in sense gratification because the serious students seeking the Absolute Truth are always overwhelmed with the work of researching the Truth. In every sphere of life, therefore, the ultimate end must be seeking after the Absolute Truth, and that sort of engagement will make one happy because he will be less engaged in varieties of sense gratification.- His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.10, Purport
If we desire to follow an auspicious course in life, then disregarding the theories of even countless people, we should hear only instructions from a transcendental source.- Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Êhakura Upadesavali 10
Whatever you do, whatever you eat, whatever you offer or give away, and whatever austerities you performdo that, O son of Kunti, as an offering to Me.- Lord Sri Krsna Bhagavad-gita 9.27
Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the all-pervading Supreme Personality of Godhead, who possesses unlimited transcendental qualities. Acting from within the cores of the hearts of all philosophers, who propagate various views, He causes them to forget their own souls while sometimes agreeing and sometimes disagreeing among themselves. Thus He creates within this material world a situation in which they are unable to come to a conclusion. I offer my obeisances unto Him.- Prajapati Dakna, Srimad-Bhagavatam 6.4.31
By scrutinizingly reviewing all the revealed scriptures and judging them again and again, it is now concluded that Lord Narayana [Krsna] is the Supreme Absolute Truth, and thus He alone should be worshiped.- Padma Purana, Skanda Purana, Linga Purana
The general situation is that the ativahika demigods carry souls enlightened with transcendental knowledge to the spiritual world. However, those devotees who are especially distressed in separation from the Lord are carried there by the Supreme Lord Himself, for the Lord becomes impatient and cannot tolerate any delay in bringing them back to Him.- Srila Baladeva Vidyabhunana Commentary on Vedanta-sutra (Invocation, Sutra 16)
O my Lord, as powerful as fire, O omnipotent one, now I offer You all obeisances, falling on the ground at Your feet. O my Lord, please lead me on the right path to reach You, and since You know all that I have done in the past, please free me from the reactions to my past sins so that there will be no hindrance to my progress.- Sri Èsopaninad, Mantra 18