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CC Madhya 24.125

Text

aho mahātman bahu-doṣa-duṣṭo
’py ekena bhāty eṣa bhavo guṇena
sat-saṅgamākhyena sukhāvahena
kṛtādya no yena kṛśā mumukṣā

Synonyms

aho mahā-ātman — O great devotee; bahu-doṣa-duṣṭaḥ — infected with varieties of material disease or attachment; api — although; ekena — with one; bhāti — shines; eṣaḥ — this; bhavaḥ — birth in this material world; guṇena — with a good quality; sat-saṅgama-ākhyena — known as association with devotees; sukha-āvahena — which brings about happiness; kṛtā — made; adya — now; naḥ — our; yena — by which; kṛśā — insignificant; mumukṣā — the desire for liberation.

Translation

“ ‘O great learned devotee, although there are many faults in this material world, there is one good opportunity — the association with devotees. Such association brings about great happiness. Due to this good quality, our strong desire to achieve liberation by merging into the Brahman effulgence has become weakened.’

Purport

This is a quotation from the Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya.