TEXT 190
te vai vidanty atitaranti ca deva-mayam
stri-sudra-huna-sabara api papa-jivah
yady adbhuta-krama-parayana-sila-siksas
tiryag-jana api kimu sruta-dharana ye
te—all of them; vai—certainly; vidanti—understand; atitaranti—cross over; ca—also; deva-mayam—the influence of the external illusory energy; stri—women; sudra—fourth-class men; huna—uncivilized hill tribes; sabarah—and hunters; api—even; papa-jivah—sinful creatures; yadi—if; adbhuta-krama—of the performer of wonderful activities; parayana—of the devotees; sila-siksah—characteristics and education; tiryak-janah—birds and beasts; api—even; kimu—what to speak of; sruta-dharanah ye—persons advanced in the education of Vedic knowledge.
" 'Women, fourth-class men, uncivilized hill tribes, hunters and many others born of low families, as well as birds and beasts, can engage in the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead-who acts very wonderfully-and follow the path of the devotees and take lessons from them. Although the ocean of nescience is vast, they can still cross over it. What, then, is the difficulty for those who are advanced in Vedic knowledge?'
This is a quotation from Srimad-Bhagavatam (2.7.46). Lord Brahma said this when speaking to his disciple Narada about the wonderful characteristics of Lord Visnu. Simply by chanting the glories of Lord Visnu, one can cross the ocean of nescience, even though one may be lowborn.

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