Choose your association carefully

The fourth verse of Upadesamrita, “dadati pratigrhnati, guhyam akhyati prcchati, bhunkte bhojayate caiva, sad-vidham priti-laksanam (Offering gifts in charity, accepting charitable gifts, revealing one’s mind in confidence, inquiring confidentially, accepting prasada and offering prasada are the six symptoms of love shared by one devotee and another)” is meant for devotees. Revealing one’s mind is meant for devotees, and those to whom we reveal our minds is also meant for devotees. Without confidential devotee association there is little chance to advance in Krishna consciousness.