Our consciousness and our motivations in life are like spectacles having different colours, which make everything appear tainted. Association of saintly people and regular spiritual practices give us the vision and the philosophical ideal which help us see the world clearly.
Association with the devotees of Lord Krishna leads to our association with Lord Krishna.
To be in ISKCON means to be in the association of devotees. If You remain in the association of devotees, Your spiritual life will be protected.
In the association of pure devotees, discussion of the pastimes of the Supreme Personality of Godhead is very pleasing and satisfying to the ears and the heart. By cultivating such knowledge one gradually becomes advanced on the path of liberation and thereafter he is freed and his attraction becomes fixed. Then real devotion and devotional service begin.
When we associate with devotees we slowly-slowly get to know about their great qualities and thus we give up our envious nature.