By associating with pure devotees and by hearing them submissively, attachment for material enjoyment becomes slackened and attraction for hearing about the transcendental activities of the Lord becomes prominent.
By association with pure devotees one is gradually promoted to his transcendental consciousness.
By the association of pure devotees all the obstacles are removed.
It is imperative that one sincerely seeks the association of pure devotees and hears them patiently and submissively from any position of life.
Although there is a process of gradual elevation, if one, by the association of pure devotees, takes directly to Krishna Consciousness, that is the best way.
Simply by the association of pure devotees one can understand the transcendental name, fame, quality and activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.