When we keep our association with Krishna, every activity is proper and liberating, but if we disassociate ourselves from the Lord’s mercy then like a hand which is severed from the body we become ugly and useless. — In his letter to Hrisikesa, 26th Nov, 1968.
To associate with the holy name and chant the holy name is to associate with the Personality of Godhead directly.
Elevation is possible in Krishna Consciousness in the association of pure devotees who can deliver one from delusion.
We come to Vrindavan not to enjoy a vacation, but we come here to serve. We come here to surrender and to get purified by chanting and performing any type of seva in the association of devotees.
In the sun there is great heat and light, and by reflecting the greatness of the sun’s light, the moon in night also appears great. Actually the moon is by nature dark ans cold, but in association with sun it has become accepted as great. Hence by association of the Great, one appears great.
ISKCON is the factory of the pure devotees. All you have to do is to stay on. Our only concern is to remain in ISKCON and to associate with devotees.