By the influence of the
 speeches of saintly persons

 

The surrendering process is completed by the influence
of association. The Lord has suggested, therefore, that
by the influence of the speeches of saintly persons who
have actually realized the Supreme, men are engaged
 in His transcendental loving service. The conditioned
 soul gets a taste for hearing about the Lord, and by such
hearing only he is gradually elevated to the platform of
respect, devotion and attachment for the Lord.
 
The king puts the disobedient citizens within the walls of the jail, but sometimes the king, desiring the prisoners' relief, personally goes there and pleads for reformation, and on his doing so the prisoners are set free. Similarly, the Supreme Lord descends from His kingdom upon the kingdom of illusory energy and personally gives relief in the form of the Bhagavad-gita, wherein He personally suggests that although the ways of illusory energy are very stiff to overcome, one who surrenders unto the lotus feet of the Lord is set free by the order of the Supreme. This surrendering process is the remedial measure for getting relief from the bewildering ways of the illusory energy. The surrendering process is completed by the influence of association. The Lord has suggested, therefore, that by the influence of the speeches of saintly persons who have actually realized the Supreme, men are engaged in His transcendental loving service. The conditioned soul gets a taste for hearing about the Lord, and by such hearing only he is gradually elevated to the platform of respect, devotion and attachment for the Lord.
 
[Srimad Bhagavatam 1.7.5]

 

 
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