TEXT 16
tasman naro ’sanga-susanga-jata-
jnanasinehaiva vivrkna-mohah
harim tad-iha-kathana-srutabhyam
labdha-smrtir yaty atiparam adhvanah
SYNONYMS
tasmat—for this reason; narah—every person; asanga—by detachment from the association of worldly people; su-sanga—by the association of devotees; jata—produced; jnana-asina—by the sword of knowledge; iha—in this material world; eva—even; vivrkna-mohah—whose illusion is completely cut to pieces; harim—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; tad-iha—of His activities; kathana-srutabhyam—by the two processes of hearing and chanting; labdha-smrtih—the lost consciousness is regained; yati—achieves; atiparam—the ultimate end; adhvanah—of the path back home, back to Godhead.
TRANSLATION
Simply by associating with exalted devotees, anyone can attain perfection of knowledge and with the sword of knowledge can cut to pieces the illusory associations within this material world. Through the association of devotees, one can engage in the service of the Lord by hearing and chanting [sravanam kirtanam]. Thus one can revive his dormant Krsna consciousness and, sticking to the cultivation of Krsna consciousness, return home, back to Godhead, even in this life.
PURPORT
To become liberated from material bondage, one must give up the association of worldly people and accept the association of devotees, positive and negative processes are mentioned in this regard. Through the association of devotees, one develops Krsna consciousness, which is dormant within. This Krsna consciousness movement is giving this chance to everyone. We are giving shelter to everyone who is serious about progressing in Krsna consciousness. We arrange for their lodging and board so that they can peacefully cultivate Krsna consciousness and return home, back to Godhead, even in this life.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Fifth Canto, Twelfth Chapter of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled, “The Conversation Between Maharaja Rahugana and Jada Bharata.”

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