CC Madhya 22.49 (1975)
- sādhu-saṅge kṛṣṇa-bhaktye śraddhā yadi haya
- bhakti-phala 'prema' haya, saṁsāra yāya kṣaya
sādhu-saṅge—by the association of devotees; kṛṣṇa-bhaktye—in discharging devotional service to Kṛṣṇa; śraddhā—faith; yadi—if; haya—there is; bhakti-phala—the result of devotional service to Kṛṣṇa; prema—love of Godhead; haya—awakens; saṁsāra—the conditioned life in material existence; yāya kṣaya—becomes vanquished.
"By associating with a devotee, one awakens his faith in devotional service to Kṛṣṇa. Because of devotional service, one's dormant love for Kṛṣṇa awakens, and thus one's material, conditional existence comes to an end.