Bhakti: the Means and the End

Of all processes Bhakti-Yoga is explained
As of the highest wisdom,
Being steadfastly concentrated in the One,
Sree Krishna the Supreme;
Whereas all other methods of progression
Direct to innumerable ends,
Are ineffective and uncertain.
A genuine devotee thinks:
'The means becomes the end itself,
Meditating on the glories,
Of my Blessed Lord Sree Krishna and His Host
Is the very essence of my life
As taught me by my Master :
The means and the end are one :
The only covetable aim in life-
No other wish have I but this.
Be there pain or pleasure
When I sleep or wake,
Whether the world continues or it be destroyed,
What matters aught to me?
My sole existence is the loving service of my Lord !'

Taken from "The Geeta: as a Chaitanyite reads it"
by Tridandi Swami B.H. Bon, 1938.

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Pranam to Swami Bon

"I make my obeisances with deep and loving devotion for ever and ever to my Gurudev, who is known by the name of Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon, who being attracted by the lotus-feet of Radha-Madhab is for ever and ever immersed in the perennial stream of supramundane joy emanating therefrom.

I bow down again and again with loving devotion to my Gurudev who is a wandering Tridandi mendicant and erudite Vaishnava (who) is always following in the wake of Sri Rupa; I make my obeisances in all humility, at all times with sincere loving devotion to my Gurudev who resides happily in the
Kunja (bower) allotted to him by Shrimati Radhika, the dearest Divine Consort of the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna who is Rasa epitomized, who has taken to the way of Bhakti in consonace with the teachings of Sri Chaitanya - nay, whose whole pattern of life is moulded on the teachings and precepts of Sri Chaitanya."