Associating With Devotees of Krishna
Plants grow best in fertile soil, and our natural spiritual consciousness grows when we keep company with spiritually minded persons. Krishna consciousness is contagious, and the more time we spend in the company of Krishna conscious people, the more likely we are to "catch" it.
Conversely, every aspiring spiritualist is advised to minimize their contact with worldly-minded, materialistic people who have no interest in spiritual life.
(Photograph courtesy of Ananta Vrindavan Dasa)