sādhu-sańge kṛṣṇa-bhaktye śraddhā yadi hayabhakti-phala 'prema' haya, saḿsāra yāya kṣayaBy associating with a devotee, one awakens his faith in devotional service to Kṛṣṇa. Because of devotional service, one's dormant love for Kṛṣṇa awakens, and thus one's material, conditioned existence comes to an end. (C.C.2:22:49).sādhu-sańga', 'sādhu-sańga' — sarva-śāstre kayalava-mātra sādhu-sańge sarva-siddhi hayaThe verdict of all revealed scriptures is that by even a moment's association with a pure devotee, one can attain all success.(C.C.2:22:54).kṛṣṇa-bhakti-janma-mūla haya 'sādhu-sańga'kṛṣṇa-prema janme, teńho punaḥ mukhya ańgaThe root cause of devotional service to Lord Kṛṣṇa is association with advanced devotees. Even when one's dormant love for Kṛṣṇa awakens, association with devotees is still most essential. (CC-2:22:83).sādhu-sańga, nāma-kīrtana, bhāgavata-śravaṇamathurā-vāsa, śrī-mūrtira śraddhāya sevanaOne should associate with devotees, chant the holy name of the Lord, hear Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, reside at Mathurā and worship the Deity with faith and veneration. (C.C.2:22:128).sādhu-sańga haite haya 'śravaṇa-kīrtana'sādhana-bhaktye haya 'sarvānartha-nivartana'When one is encouraged in devotional service by the association of devotees, one becomes free from all unwanted contamination by following the regulative principles and chanting and hearing. (C.C.23:10).sādhu-sańga-kṛpā kimvā kṛṣṇera kṛpāyakāmādi 'duḥsańga' chāḍi' śuddha-bhakti pāyaOne is elevated to the platform of devotional life by the mercy of a Vaiṣṇava, the bona fide spiritual master, and by the special mercy of Kṛṣṇa. On that platform, one gives up all material desires and the association of unwanted people. Thus one is elevated to the platform of pure devotional service.(C.C.24:97).sādhu-sańga, kṛṣṇa-kṛpā, bhaktira svabhāvae tine saba chāḍāya, kare kṛṣṇe 'bhāva'Association with a devotee, the mercy of Kṛṣṇa, and the nature of devotional service help one to give up all undesirable association and gradually attain elevation to the platform of love of Godhead. (C.C.24:104).kṛṣṇa-kṛpāya sādhu-sańge rati-buddhi pāyasaba chāḍi' śuddha-bhakti kare kṛṣṇa-pāyaBy the mercy of Kṛṣṇa and by the association of devotees, one increases his attraction to and intelligence for pure devotional service; therefore one gives up everything and engages himself at the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa and His pure devotees. (CC-2:24:188).
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