‘O my mother! Listen carefully to this answer of mine.
The path (yoga) which, formerly, I told to the sages,
that one I will reveal before you today. 1285
It is the only the mind-organ (citta) that is the primary-cause of the spiritual personality’s bondage and liberation.
When one becomes excessively attached (through the mind-organ) to the pleasure of the sense-objects (viṣaẏa), one then becomes extremely trapped.
For the purpose of purifying the consciousness, there is no means apart from pure devotion (bhakti). 1286
When one directs one’s consciousness (citta) to the lord [withdrawing oneself from the mind-organ], one obtains liberation.
All those (means of directing one’s consciousness to the lord) beginning with mind-purification that exist,
know it for certain that associating with pure devotees (sa-t-saṅga) is the root of them all. 1287
and (surely) one must part ways with the vile—yet if one cultivates that association (saṅga) regularly with the pure devotees (sādhu),
the door to salvation becomes free then. 1288
Further, all those tales which reveal my impartite valor and
which always provide joy (ānanda) to the ears and the mind, 1291
the ones that always listen in rapt attention,
their faith (śraddhā), fondness (rati) and devotion (bhakti), know it for certain,
in the Lord, in little time, arise in a chain. 1292
And when this happens, the jīva obtains liberation in this body itself.'