Srimad Bhagavatam 11.26.24-28 - Number One Solution for all the World's Problems (download mp3)
by Srila Haridas Thakur Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
tasmāt saṅgo na kartavyaḥ
strīṣu straiṇeṣu cendriyaiḥ
viduṣāṁ cāpy avisrabdhaḥ
ṣaḍ-vargaḥ kim u mādṛśām
Therefore one should never let his senses associate freely with women or with men attached to women. Even those who are highly learned cannot trust the six enemies of the mind; what to speak, then, of foolish persons like me.
evaṁ pragāyan nṛpa-deva-devaḥ
sa urvaśī-lokam atho vihāya
ātmānam ātmany avagamya māṁ vai
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Having thus chanted this song, Mahārāja Purūravā, eminent among the demigods and human beings, gave up the position he had achieved in the planet of Urvaśī. His illusion cleansed away by transcendental knowledge, he understood Me to be the Supreme Soul within his heart and so at last achieved peace.
tato duḥsaṅgam utsṛjya
satsu sajjeta buddhimān
santa evāsya chindanti
An intelligent person should therefore reject all bad association and instead take up the association of saintly devotees, whose words cut off the excessive attachment of one’s mind.
santo ’napekṣā mac-cittāḥ
My devotees fix their minds on Me and do not depend upon anything material. They are always peaceful, endowed with equal vision, and free from possessiveness, false ego, duality and greed.
teṣu nityaṁ mahā-bhāga
sambhavanti hi tā nṝṇāṁ
juṣatāṁ prapunanty agham
O greatly fortunate Uddhava, in the association of such saintly devotees there is constant discussion of Me, and those partaking in this chanting and hearing of My glories are certainly purified of all sins.
Even if one does not receive direct instructions from a pure devotee, simply by hearing him glorify the Supreme Personality of Godhead one can be purified of all sinful reactions caused by one’s involvement in illusion.