Sometimes devotees say, “Yes, I work with devotees in the same place. We do the same business together”, and things like that. But what do they talk about? They talk about taxes; they talk about profit, this and that. Yes, there is some association, but what is association? Association is mac-citta mad-gata-prana bodhayantah parasparam (Bg10.9) hearing and discussing topics related to Lord Krsna. That is association. Therefore, when one actually begins to associate on this platform, then the whole paradigm of day to day identifying with one another according to the different roles we play in the material world, the whole paradigm gets smashed.
August 19, 2012, Boston