|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 22: The Process of Devotional Service|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 22.82
mahat-sevāḿ dvāram āhur vimuktes
tamo-dvāraḿ yoṣitāḿ sańgi-sańgam
mahāntas te sama-cittāḥ praśāntā
vimanyavaḥ suhṛdaḥ sādhavo ye
mahat-sevām — the service of the pure devotee spiritual master; dvāram — door; āhuḥ — they said; vimukteḥ — of liberation; tamaḥ-dvāram — the door to darkness; yoṣitām — of women and money; sańgi-sańgam — association with those who enjoy the association; mahāntaḥ — great souls; te — they; sama-cittāḥ — equally disposed to all; praśāntāḥ — very peaceful; vimanyavaḥ — without anger; suhṛdaḥ — well-wishers of everyone; sādhavaḥ — who are endowed with all good qualities, or who do not look for faults in others; ye — those who.
"'It is the verdict of all śāstras and great personalities that service to a pure devotee is the path of liberation. By contrast, association with materialistic people who are attached to material enjoyment and women is the path of darkness. Those who are actually devotees are broadminded, equal to everyone and very peaceful. They never become angry, and they are friendly to all living entities.'
This verse is from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (5.5.2).
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