Source: Srimad Bhagavatham : Its Message for the Modern Man by Swami Shantananda Puri Maharaj
Srimad Bhagavatham 11:12:1, 11:12:2
नो रोधयति मां योगो न साङ्ख्यं धर्म एव च
न स्वाध्यायस् तपस् त्यागो नेष्टा-पूर्तं न दक्षिणा
व्रतानि यज्ञश् छन्दांसि तीर्थानि नियमा यमाः
यथावरुन्धे सत्-सङ्गः सर्व-सङ्गापहो हि माम्
In his final message to Uddhava, Sri Krishna declares – "No yoga, virtuous deeds, study of scriptures, vows, vedic rituals, pilgrimages, social services to the poor and the needy, or spiritual discipline will ever as easily take us to the Lord as Satsanga can. Satsanga is the easiest way to get rid of one's attachment to the world.''
Please check these: Excerpts from a discourse by our Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
'What does reaching the feet of the guru actually mean?'
God-realisation is possible only by immersing oneself again and again in the dust of the holy feet of saintly persons.
Satsanga, the company of and service to holy persons is the direct gateway to liberation.
To remain in the Holy Feet of the Guru as a ‘nobody’ (zero); to remain like a doll in his hand. This is the only effort that can be taken by us
“To remain how God wills” – being in this state is Bhagavatha Dharmam.
Likewise, God takes hold of his devotee and removes all the hurdles in his/her way.
Guru’s boundless grace is immeasurable, limitless and infinite.
I am not asking you to do giant tasks, but all I ask of you is, let the task be small, but do this with love and sincerity.
We would feel that there is none as rich as we are because we have got such a Guru Ratnam
Only a liberated person can awaken and liberate the person who is ignorant.
The common question that arises in everyone is 'What is essential to attain God – Grace or effort?'
God takes the form of a Guru and appears to the devotee; teaches him the Truth; purifies the mind by his teachings and contact
Chant the Mahamantra Nama kirtan :
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare