With our small intelligence while trying to comprehend the sublime lives of the Saints, we came across a direct instruction from Sri Krsna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Himself. We hope by sharing this nectar with all of you, we will be able to serve your goodselves in a menial way.
In that piece of purport, Srila Prabhupada talks about the hurdles in the path of salvation (like lust, anger, unlawful desires, avarice and bewilderment etc) and the ways to overcome them. I am putting them as points for easy reference.
The scriptures glorify the association of devotees and its effect in many different ways. I came across an interesting story in this regard. The following sloka from Bhagavatam has a striking connection with this story.
So the test is within our hand. If during mangala-arati we feel, laziness, that means I'm not yet spiritually advanced. And if one feels enthused, "Now it is the time for mangala-arati, let me stand up, let me do this " then it is spiritual. Anyone can test.
"...The unity of the individual souls attempting to satisfy the Supreme Lord or rendering service to the Lord is real unity. In the material world, such unity is not possible. Even though people may officially unite, they all have different interests."
In reality the source of this bliss is the "Great Hope" that devotees possess in terms of being protected by the Supreme Lord. Srila Rupa Goswami has described this Great hope as one of the nine characteristics of a person who has actually developed his ecstatic love for Krsna