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Title: Reside in USA or India

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-13 20:20:36


Maharaj, Would it be a good idea to live in USA? Although there are lot of material attractions here, atleast the society does not bother you as much here. I have been getting good association by the grace of Srimati Radharani.


Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:


USA or India is not the major concern unless ofcourse you choose to reside in one of three Holy Dhamas in India of Navadvipa, Puri or Vrindavana. That would give you millions of times more spiritual benefit. But if you cannot stay in the Holy Dhamas in India, then USA or India does not matter. The main thing is that you can stay wherever you can get the association of advanced, pure and sincere devotees attached to the chanting of the Holy Names and a chance to come to the Holy Abodes. As Seventh Goswami Shrila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura states yatha sadhu sanga tatha vrindavana: Vrindavana is there wherever these is the association of pure sadhus.


Yours in service, Swami Gaurangapada.