“You need good association to advance (in Krishna consciousness). In the Upadesamrta, it is said that there are activities favorable and unfavorable to devotional service. And one of the favorable activities is associating with devotees and the unfavorable activity is associating with nondevotees. By leaving the devotees, who will you associate with? Maya is waiting, saying ‘Come! Come! You are unqualified!’ But you must say, ‘No matter how unqualified I am, I want to take the shelter of Lord Krishna’s Lotus feet!’“

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
22nd March 2019
Sridham Mayapur