Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song ”Sanga Dosa Sunya”. The Official Name for this song is ”Bhajana Lalasa Song 5″. This song is taken from the book Saranagati. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that he respects those devotees who do associate with materialistic people. Such devotees have pure approach towards Krishna. We should keep company of such devotees to succeed in our spiritual path.
jadi tava nama ga’ya
manase adara, koribo tahare,
jani’ nija-jana taya
diksita hoiya, bhaje tuwa pada,
tahare pranati kori
ananya-bhajane, vijsa yei jana,
tahare sevibo, hari!
sarva-bhute sama, ye bhaktera mati,
tahara darsane mani
apanake dhanya, se sańga paiya,
caritartha hoiluń jani
niskapata-mati, vaisnavera prati,
ei dharma kabe pa’bo
kabe samsara- sindhu-para ho’ye,
tava braja-pure ja’bo
(1) O Lord, I will mentally honor and consider as my brother one who avoids bad company and sings Your holy name, be he formally initiated or not.
(2) I offer obeisances to that person who is initiated and worships Your lotus feet, and I will serve, O Lord, anyone who is fixed in unalloyed devotion to You.
(3) I consider myself greatly fortunate to even see that devotee who looks upon all living beings equally. By obtaining his association I know that I become successful in life.
(4) When will my mind become simple and inoffensive toward the Vaisnavas, and when will I cross over the ocean of worldly existence to reach Your abode of Vraja?