TEXT 45
kona bhagye karo samsara ksayonmukha haya
sadhu-sange tabe krsne rati upajaya
SYNONYMS
kona bhagye—by fortune; karo—of someone; samsara—conditioned life; ksaya-unmukha—on the point of destruction; haya—is; sadhu-sange—by association with devotees; tabe—then; krsne—to Lord Krsna; rati—attraction; upa-jaya—awakens.
TRANSLATION
"By good fortune, one becomes eligible to cross the ocean of nescience, and when one's term of material existence decreases, one may get an opportunity to associate with pure devotees. By such association, one's attraction to Krsna is awakened.
PURPORT
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura explains this point. Is this bhagya (fortune) the result of an accident or something else? In the scriptures, devotional service and pious activity are considered fortunate. Pious activities can be divided into three categories-pious activities that awaken one's dormant Krsna consciousness are called bhakty-unmukhi sukrti. Pious activities that bestow material opulence are called bhogonmukhi, and pious activities that enable the living entity to merge into the existence of the Supreme are called moksonmukhi. These last two awards of pious activity are not actually fortunate. Pious activities are fortunate when they help one become Krsna conscious. The good fortune of bhakty-unmukhi is attainable only when one comes in contact with a devotee. By associating with a devotee willingly or unwillingly, one advances in devotional service, and thus one's dormant Krsna consciousness is awakened.

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