|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 22: The Process of Devotional Service|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 22.83
kṛṣṇa-bhakti-janma-mūla haya 'sādhu-sańga'
kṛṣṇa-prema janme, teńho punaḥ mukhya ańga
kṛṣṇa-bhakti — of devotional service to Kṛṣṇa; janma-mūla — the root cause; haya — is; sādhu-sańga — association with advanced devotees; kṛṣṇa-prema — love of Kṛṣṇa; janme — awakens; teńho — that same association with devotees; punaḥ — again; mukhya ańga — the chief principle.
"The 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.
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