SB 1.5 - Dedicating one's activities to the Lord

It is decided by the learned that the best remedial measure for removing all troubles and miseries is to dedicate one’s activities to the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Śrī Kṛṣṇa. Foolish people have manufactured many remedial measures for removing the miseries of the world. But without the sanction of the Lord no plan can bring peace to the world. One must dedicate everything in the service of the Lord. The best thing is to engage oneself completely in hearing the transcendental pastimes of the Lord. In the absence of such an opportunity, one should try to engage in the service of the Lord for which one has specific attraction. One should not renounce work simply because it causes suffering and bondage, but rather renounce the spirit of self centered enjoyment.

After having Nārada practice bhakti and experience prema, and teaching the Bhāgavatam which was spoken by the Lord, the sages then taught him the process of jñāna which gives rise to knowledge and the goal of liberation, event though he did not request it. Considering that the question of jñāna may arise when he grew older, the sages taught Nārada jñāna indirectly for the purpose of developing indifference to the world. They explained the destruction of the three miseries in which actions are offered to the Paramātmā, to Bhagavān and the impersonal Brahman.