CC Madhya 8.197

‘sādhya-vastu’ ‘sādhana’ vinu keha nāhi pāya
kṛpā kari’ kaha, rāya, pābāra upāya
Synonyms: 
sādhya-vastu — the goal of life; sādhana vinu — without practicing the process; keha nāhi pāya — no one achieves; kṛpā kari’ — very mercifully; kaha — please explain; rāya — My dear Rāmānanda Rāya; pābāra upāya — the means of achieving.
Translation: 
“The goal of life cannot be achieved unless one practices the process. Now, being merciful upon Me, please explain that means by which this goal can be attained.”