|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.109
bhakti vinā kevala jñāne 'mukti' nāhi haya
bhakti sādhana kare yei 'prāpta-brahma-laya'
bhakti — devotional service; vinā — without; kevala — only; jñāne — by philosophical speculation; mukti — liberation; nāhi haya — there is not; bhakti — devotional service; sādhana — practice; kare — does; yei — anyone who; prāpta-brahma-laya — as good as merging into the impersonal Brahman.
"One cannot attain liberation simply through philosophical speculation devoid of devotional service. However, if one renders devotional service, he is automatically on the Brahman platform.
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