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Title: Marriage to a Nondevotee
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-13 15:07:23
If one is married to a nondevotee, but the nondevotee partner is truly devoted to the devotee husband or devotee wife, does one gain spiritually from such an assocation? basically can one gain devotional service by faithfully serving a devotee?is this pleaseing to gauranga? So if i become a devotee, she will indirectly become a devotee of our lordships Nityananda and Gauranga by serving me and helping me in my devotional services?
Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:
Sure, The wife shares equally in the devotional merits and spiritual advancement of her husband if she is faithfully serving her husband. Like for eg in the SB, Devahuti instantly achieved self-realization by her serving her husband Kardama Muni who was in trance meditating of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
And if she chants four rounds or even one round daily than that will enable her to progress and advance even more rapidly and she will be able to understand you more better spiritually.
Yours in service, Swami Gaurangapada.