Aug 142018

tad eva sādhyatāṁ tad eva sādhyatām
tat — that; eva — only; sādhyatām — should be strived for; tat — that; eva — only; sādhyatām — should be strived for.
Strive, strive only for the association of pure devotees.
Nāradadeva blesses the hearers of the Nārada-bhakti-sūtra with his advice, repeated twice here for emphasis—strive, strive for attaining the lotus feet of guru and Kṛṣṇa via the association of pure devotees. When the Lord and His devotees see our sincere efforts, they will give us all required assistance.

The best expression of single-minded devotion to Kṛṣṇa was given by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Let us strive to follow in His footsteps, always asking for direction from His well-wishing followers and always praying as He showed us in His Śikṣāṣṭaka (4):

na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ
kavitāṁ vā jagad-īśa kāmaye
mama janmani janmanīśvare
bhavatād bhaktir ahaitukī tvayi
[Cc. Antya 20.29, Śikṣāṣṭaka 4]

“O almighty Lord, I have no desire to accumulate wealth, nor do I desire beautiful women, nor do I want any number of followers. I only want Your causeless devotional service, birth after birth.”

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