TEXT 97
sādhu-saṅga-kṛpā kimvā kṛṣṇera kṛpāya
kāmādi 'duḥsaṅga' chāḍi' śuddha-bhakti pāya
SYNONYMS
sādhu-saṅga-kṛpā—by the mercy of association with devotees; kimvā—or; kṛṣṇera kṛpāya—by the mercy of Kṛṣṇa; kāma-ādi—material desires and so on; duḥsaṅga—unwanted association; chāḍi'-giving up; śuddha-bhakti pāya—one obtains the platform of pure devotional life.
TRANSLATION
"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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