Cc. Madhya 19.151


brahmāṇḍa bhramite kona bhāgyavān jīva
guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja


brahmāṇḍaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbrahmāṇḍa

of the universe; of universes; planets; the entire universe; the universe; the universes; the whole universe; universe; universes.
bhramiteplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhramite

—wandering in this universe; konaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkona

any; some; somehow or other; someone; what; which; which kind.
—some; bhāgyavānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhāgyavān

fortunate; fortunate person; is most fortunate; most fortunate; the fortunate; the most fortunate; very fortunate.
—most fortunate; jīvaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigjīva

a living being; a living entity; an ordinary living being; conditioned soul; Jīva Gosvāmī; living being; living beings; living entities; living entity; maintaining life; may you live long; of living entities; of the jīva soul; of the jīva souls; of the living entities; of the living entity; of the name Jīva; the conditioned living entities; the fallen living entities; the living entities; the living entity; the ordinary living being; we wish you life for.
—living being; guruplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigguru

sannyāsa-guru; a superior; as the spiritual master; Droṇācārya; grave; great; heaviness; His spiritual master; master; momentous; My spiritual master; of spiritual master; of the spiritual master; preceptors; spiritual master; spiritual masters; superior; superior teacher; superiors; teacher; teachers; the spiritual master; the spiritual masters; the teacher; to the elders; to those on the level of the spiritual master.
—of the spiritual master; kṛṣṇaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkrsna

kṛṣ-ṇa; about Kṛṣṇa; and Kṛṣṇa; black; Hare Kṛṣṇa; in Kṛṣṇa; is Lord Kṛṣṇa; Kṛṣṇa; Kṛṣṇa is now present; Kṛṣṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead; Lord Kṛṣṇa; Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself; Lord Kṛṣṇa's; Lord Kṛṣṇa's holy name; Lord Kṛṣṇa's name; Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa; My dear Kṛṣṇa; O Kṛṣṇa; O Lord Kṛṣṇa; O my Lord Kṛṣṇa; of Kṛṣṇa; of Lord Kṛṣṇa; of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa; of the holy name of Kṛṣṇa; of the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; of the mode of ignorance; the Deity of Lord Kṛṣṇa; the holy name Kṛṣṇa; the holy name of Kṛṣṇa; the holy name of Lord Kṛṣṇa; the Lord; the name of Kṛṣṇa; the Personality of Godhead; the Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa; the presence of Lord Kṛṣṇa; the Supreme Absolute Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Lord; the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa; the Supreme Lord, Śrī Kṛṣṇa; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Kṛṣṇa; to Lord Kṛṣṇa; unto Lord Kṛṣṇa; Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
—of Kṛṣṇa; prasādeplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigprasāde

prasāda; by mercy; by the grace; by the mercy; by the mercy of; in charity or in munificence; in the remnants of Lord Jagannātha's food; mercy; on achievement of the causeless mercy of the Lord; with all the prasāda.
—by the mercy; pāyaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpaya

—gets; bhaktiplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhakti

and devotion; and devotional service; bhakti; by devotional service; by dint of devotional service; devotion; devotional cult; devotional service; known as devotional service; of devotional service; respect; the cult of devotional service; the devotional service; the platform of devotional service; through devotion; with devotion.
-latāplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biglatā

and creepers; creepers; of creepers; the creeper of devotional service; vegetables; with creepers.
—of the creeper of devotional service; bījaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbīja

seed; seed of devotional service; seeds; semina; the seed; the seed or original cause of material existence.
—the seed. 


“According to their karma, all living entities are wandering throughout the entire universe. Some of them are being elevated to the upper planetary systems, and some are going down into the lower planetary systems. Out of many millions of wandering living entities, one who is very fortunate gets an opportunity to associate with a bona fide spiritual master by the grace of Kṛṣṇa. By the mercy of both Kṛṣṇa and the spiritual master, such a person receives the seed of the creeper of devotional service. 


When we speak of brahmāṇḍa, we refer to the whole universe, or to the cluster of many millions of universes. In all universes, there are innumerable planets and innumerable living entities upon those planets in the air and in the water. There are millions and trillions of living entities everywhere, and they are engaged by māyā in suffering and enjoying the results of their fruitive activity life after life. This is the position of the materially conditioned living entities. Out of many of these living entities, if one is actually fortunate (bhāgyavān), he comes in contact with a bona fide spiritual master by Kṛṣṇa’s mercy. 

Kṛṣṇa is situated in everyone’s heart, and if one desires something, Kṛṣṇa fulfills one’s desire. If the living entity by chance or fortune comes in contact with the Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement and wishes to associate with that movement, Kṛṣṇa, who is situated in everyone’s heart, gives him the chance to meet a bona fide spiritual master. This is called guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāda. Kṛṣṇa is prepared to bestow His mercy upon all living entities, and as soon as a living entity desires the Lord’s mercy, the Lord immediately gives him an opportunity to meet a bona fide spiritual master. Such a person is fortified by both Kṛṣṇa and the spiritual master. He is helped from within by Kṛṣṇa and from without by the spiritual master. Both are prepared to help the sincere living being become free from this material bondage. 

How one can become this fortunate can be seen in the life of Śrīla Nārada Muni. In his previous life he was born of a maidservant. Although he was not born into a prestigious position, his mother was fortunately engaged in rendering service to some Vaiṣṇavas. When these Vaiṣṇavas were resting during the Cāturmāsya period, the boy Nārada took the opportunity to engage in their service. Taking compassion upon the boy, the Vaiṣṇavas offered him the remnants of their food. 

By serving them and obeying their orders, the boy became the object of sympathy for the Vaiṣṇavas, and, by the Vaiṣṇavas’ unknown mercy, he gradually became a pure devotee. In the next life he was Nārada Muni, the most exalted of Vaiṣṇavas and the most important guru and ācārya of Vaiṣṇavas. 

Following in the footsteps of Nārada Muni, this Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is rendering service to humanity by giving everyone a chance to come in contact with Kṛṣṇa. If one is fortunate, he becomes intimately related with this movement. Then, by the grace of Kṛṣṇa, one’s life becomes successful. Everyone has dormant kṛṣṇa-bhakti-love for Kṛṣṇa-and in the association of good devotees, that love is revealed. As stated in Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Madhya 22.107)plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Madhya-līlā 22.107

"Pure love for Kṛṣṇa is eternally established in the hearts of living entities. It is not something to be gained from another source. When the heart is purified by hearing and chanting, the living entity naturally awakens.

nitya-siddha-kṛṣṇa-prema ‘sādhya’ kabhu naya
śravaṇādi-śuddha-citte karaye udaya

Dormant devotional service to Kṛṣṇa is within everyone. Simply by associating with devotees, hearing their good instructions and chanting the Hare Kṛṣṇa mantra, dormant love for Kṛṣṇa is awakened. In this way one acquires the seed of devotional service. Guru-kṛṣṇa-prasāde pāya bhakti-latā-bīja.