SB-1.2.12— Beyond The Business of Hogs And Dogs-October 23, 1972, Vrndävana.
511) Whether I know the importance of sadhu-sangha! Taught by srila Prabhupada!
—————– So sädhu-sanga means: Ädau sraddhä tatah sädhu-sangah [Cc. Madhya 23.14-15]. Sädhu-sanga means to associate with the devotees of Krsna. Ädau sraddhä tatah sädhu-sango ‘tha bhajana-kriyä. Sädhu-sanga. As soon as these boys… They first of all, they come out of inquisitiveness to our several centers. Gradually, they shave their head and try to understand the books and literature. They then come forward: “Swamiji, give me initiation. Make, get me the sannyäsi-äsrama.” Gradually they come. So ädau sraddhä tatah sä… Sädhu, this is the effect of sädhu-sanga. Caitanya Mahäprabhu has said,
sädhu-sanga sädhu-sanga sarva-sästre kaya
lava-mätra sädhu-sange sarva-siddhi haya [Cc. Madhya 22.54]
Actually, if one associates with a sädhu, with a pure devotee of Lord, then certainly it will be effective. Certainly. This Krsna consciousness society is meant for giving opportunity to the people to make association with bhaktas. By association with bhakta, devotees, they’ll become also bhakta. Sangät sanjäyate kämah. If you associate with drunkards, then you gradually become a drunkard. But if you associate with devotees, gradually you become a devotee. This is natural sequence. ————————-