There is no other short cut. There is no other way. When Ramananda Raya started giving all the ways, Lord Caitanya rejected varnasrama-dharma as being external, He rejected surrendering to Krishna as being external, He first of all only agreed that hearing from the lips of pure devotee the science of Krishna consciousness, that was the first thing He accepted, yes, this is completely transcendental. And from there it took off. Because Prabhupada would lis… would give us Krishna consciousness and then he is engaging us in giving his books out which are pure Krishna consciousness. Therefore by this purely authorized method given by Caitanya Mahaprabhu, we can actually experience Krishna-prema, through this sankirtana movement.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami maharaj
28th March 1983, Gaura Purnima SB class @ Mayapur