TEXT 251
'sreyo-madhye kona sreyah jivera haya sara?'
'krsna-bhakta-sanga vina sreyah nahi ara'
sreyah-madhye—among beneficial activities; kona—which; sreyah—beneficial function; jivera—of the living entity; haya—is; sara—the essence; krsna-bhakta-sanga—for associating with the devotees of Lord Krsna; vina—except; sreyah—beneficial activity; nahi—there is not; ara—another.
"Out of all auspicious and beneficial activities, which is best for the living entity?"
Ramananda Raya replied, "The only auspicious activity is association with the devotees of Krsna."
According to Srimad-Bhagavatam (11.2.30):
ata atyantikam ksemam
prcchamo bhavato 'naghah
samsare 'smin ksanardho 'pi
sat-sangah sevadhir nrnam
"We are asking you to tell us what is the most perfect welfare activity. I think that in this material world, association with devotees-even if it be for a moment-is the greatest treasure house for mankind."

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