Can Earnestness be a Place of Pilgrimage?

It’s not unusual to fret at not being able to go to India’s many places of pilgrimage. To console those who feel this way, and as a matter of fact, Srila Prabhupada writes: “We can be free from all sinful reactions after reaching a place of pilgrimage, but one can have the same benefit at home or at any place simply by chanting the holy name of the Lord. For a pure devotee, there is no need to go to holy places of pilgrimage. He can be delivered from all sinful acts by remembering the Lord in earnestness.” (Purport to Srimad Bhagavatam 2.7.15)