Reject all other desires, abandon philosophical speculation and fruitive work and refrain from the worship of the demigods and demigoddesses. Just worship and serve Lord Krishna with your body and mind in the company of other devotees.
Good association means association with one who simply accepts the Krishna as his worshipable deity.
Association with a pure devotee for even half a moment in this material world is the greatest treasure for human society.
The root cause of devotional service to Lord Krishna is association with advanced devotees. Even when one's dormant love for Krishna awakens, association with devotees is still most essential.
Only one who is fortunate can have the opportunity to hear Srimad Bhagavatam in the association of pure devotees of the Lord.
If one wants to acquire the mercy of the Lord, he has to associate with pure devotees. Such association alone can, by degrees, release one from the quivering elements.