The Radiant One, Krishna, said,

Hear me, O Uddhava,

As I tell you the secret

Of Spiritual enlightenment.

Neither yoga nor samkhya,

Nor dharma, nor the recitation of scriptures,

Nor sannyasa, nor valuable social works,

Nor even charitable acts;

 

Not vows of fasting,

Nor acts of ritual worship,

Nor repetition of mystical mantras,

Nor arduous pilgrimages,

Nor upholding the yama and the niyama

Will bring your mind under control

As quickly as

Association with the Wise. 

 

In each and every age

 

Satsanga is the supreme means of salvation.