Association of Devotees is only the Hope
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.74.07-09 - Association of Devotees is only the Hope (download mp3)
by Nanda Gopa Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
sumantur gotamo ’sitah
vasisthas cyavanah kanvo
maitreyah kavasas tritah
sumatir jaiminih kratuh
pailah parasaro gargo
vaisampayana eva ca
atharva kasyapo dhaumyo
ramo bhargava asurih
He selected Krsna-dvaipayana, Bharadvaja, Sumantu, Gotama and Asita, along with Vasistha, Cyavana, Kanva, Maitreya, Kavasa and Trita. He also selected Visvamitra, Vamadeva, Sumati, Jaimini, Kratu, Paila and Parasara, as well as Garga, Vaisampayana, Atharva, Kasyapa, Dhaumya, Rama of the Bhargavas, Asuri, Vitihotra, Madhucchanda, Virasena and Akrtavrana.
King Yudhisthira invited all these exalted brahmanas to act in different capacities as priests, advisers and so on.