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Title: Reside in USA or India

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-05-07 10:18:00


Maharaj, Would it be a good idea to live in USA? Although there arelot of material attractions here, atleast the society does not bother you asmuch here. I have been getting good association by the grace of ShrimatiRadharani.



Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:





USA or India is not the major concern unless ofcourse you choose to reside inone of three Holy Dhamas in India of Navadvipa, Puri or Vrindavana. That wouldgive you millions of times more spiritual benefit. But if you cannot stay in theHoly Dhamas in India, then USA or India does not matter. The main thing is thatyou can stay wherever you can get the association of advanced, pure and sinceredevotees attached to the chanting of the Holy Names. As Seventh Goswami ShrilaSaccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura states yatha sadhu sanga tatha vrindavana:Vrindavana is there wherever these is the association of pure sadhus.



Yoursin service, Swami Gaurangapada.