The most beneficial

November 28, 2016 in Articles by Laksman dasa

The most beneficial, by Javier Figuerola or Haripada dasa
By the mercy of Srila Prabhupada we understand and accept that there is nothing more beneficial as associating with the pure devotees of God or Krishna, association with the pure devotees of God or Krishna is more valuable than all the riches of the Universe and more valuable than going To the heavenly planets, a moment of association with the pure devotees of God or Krishna can liberate you from birth, death, old age and disease and go back home to God or Krishna. If the association with the pure devotees of God or Krishna is so valuable because people do not associate with them, the answer is that the generality of the people, or heads of families, think that their primary duty is to give in to solving family problems , And that self-realization or enlightenment in spiritual knowledge is a secondary matter, and it is also that such people are very poor in heart so they do not associate with the pure devotees of God or Krishna. I remember a class from Srila Prabhupada who said that people think that as long as I’m going to be listening to a Bhagavad Gita or Bhagavatam class, that time is best spent in the office or at work and earn money. It is a very practical fact that one’s desires and ambitions develop according to the company one has. If one maintains association with the devotees of God or Krishna, he will surely develop love for God or Krishna.
I share this beautiful verse Srimad-Bhagavatam (3-25-25) which says: “Talks about the pastimes and activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the company of pure devotees are very pleasing and satisfying to the ear and heart. The one who cultivates this knowledge gradually advances along the path of liberation until it is liberated and its attraction is fixed. Then true devotion and true devotional service begin. “
Evil people who think that great Masters like Srila Prabhupada and others die, they live eternally in their instructions and those who obey them live with them.