bhagavÄn — 'sambandha', bhakti — 'abhidheya' haya
premÄ — 'prayojana', vede tina-vastu kaya
bhagavÄn - the Supreme Personality of Godhead; sambandha - relationship; bhakti - devotional service; abhidheya - transcendental activities; haya - is; premÄ - love of Godhead; prayojana - the ultimate goal of life; vede - the Vedas; tina-vastu - three subject matters; kaya - describe.
In the Bhagavad-gÄ«tÄ (15.15) Lord Ká¹á¹£á¹a confirms this statement: vedaiÅ ca sarvair aham eva vedyaá¸¥. The actual purpose in reading the Vedas is to learn how to become a devotee of the Supreme Lord. The Lord Himself advises, man-manÄ bhava mad-bhakto mad-yÄjÄ« mÄá¹ namaskuru (Bg. 9.34). Therefore, after studying the Vedas, one must then execute devotional service by thinking always of the Supreme Lord (man-manÄ), becoming His devotee, worshiping Him and always offering Him obeisances. This is called viá¹£á¹u-ÄrÄdhana, and it is the supreme occupational duty of all human beings. It is properly discharged in the vará¹ÄÅrama-dharma system, which divides society into brahmacarya, gá¹hastha, vÄnaprastha and sannyÄsa and brÄhmaá¹a, ká¹£atriya, vaiÅya and ÅÅ«dra. This is the whole scheme of Vedic civilization. However, this institution is very difficult to establish in this age; therefore ÅrÄ« Caitanya MahÄprabhu advises that we not worry about the Vedic system of vará¹ÄÅrama-dharma. Rather, we should take directly to the chanting of the Hare Ká¹á¹£á¹a mantra and simply hear about the Supreme Personality of Godhead from pure devotees. This is the process recommended by ÅrÄ« Caitanya MahÄprabhu, and this is the purpose for studying the Vedas.