|Madhya-līlā||Chapter 24: The Sixty-One Explanations of the Ātmārāma Verse|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 24.97
sādhu-sańga-kṛpā kimvā kṛṣṇera kṛpāya
kāmādi 'duḥsańga' chāḍi' śuddha-bhakti pāya
sādhu-sańga-kṛpā — by the mercy of association with devotees; kimvā — or; kṛṣṇera kṛpāya — by the mercy of Kṛṣṇa; kāma-ādi — material desires and so on; duḥsańga — unwanted association; chāḍi' — giving up; śuddha-bhakti pāya — one obtains the platform of pure devotional life.
"One 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.
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