“Due to having an Untrained Mind, a neophyte devotee may not realize that
‘Association of Devotees’ is an essential aspect of Krishna Consciousness
that should NOT be neglected if one wants to become a pure devotee of the
Just as a sea-going vessel needs some reference points such as Radio
Transmission, Stars, or the Sun, in order to chart its course across the
ocean, a devotee needs the ‘Association of Devotees of Lord Krishna’ to
cross the ocean of repeated birth and death and to achieve pure love of God.