Assocation with Pure Devotees
Quotes by Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
“There are many societies and associations of pure devotees, and if someone with just a little faith begins to associate with such societies, his advancement to pure devotional service is rapid.” Srila Prabhupadas purport in Nectar Of Devotion 19. Devotional service in Pure Love Of God, Assocation with Pure Devotees
If a devotee wants liberation or material sense gratification from the Lord, Kṛṣṇa immediately delivers it, but pure devotional service He keeps hidden. From the purport by Srila Prabhupada. Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 8.
One who enlightens his disciple and saves him from rotting in the darkness of ignorance in the material world is a true guru. From the purport by Srila Prabhupada. Srimad Bhagavatam 6.15.16
"The most capable transcendentalist is the pure devotee of the Lord, who is without any tinge of fruitive actions or philosophical speculation. By devotional service only does one’s heart become completely purified from all material coverings like karma, jñāna and yoga. Only in such a purified stage does the Lord, who is seated in everyone’s heart with the individual soul, give instruction so that the devotee can reach the ultimate destination of going back home, back to Godhead." From the purport by Srila Prabhupada. Vidura's Talks with Maitreya: SB 3.5.4
"Krishna is within your heart. If you kindly continue to hear about Him, as you are doing then Krishna will be very much pleased, “Oh, this person is now interested in me.” Because nobody’s interested in Krishna, so Krishna is also silent to them. But as soon as you become interested, oh, Krishna becomes very active, “Oh, he’s trying to do something. I shall help him.” From a Lecture by Srila Prabhupada Los Angeles May 19, 1972