Devotees: Dhruva Maharaja

                                                                  Q. How did Dhruva Maharaja get purified, even though he had a material motivation/desire (of getting the highest kingdom) in following Narada's instructions? Does it mean that we should follow the Spiritual Master's instructions even if our motivation to follow them is material? Will this eventually purify our material desire? And how do we see it in the light of Bhagavatam (1.2.6) which emphasizes ahaituki bhakti?

                                                                  Having material desires itself does not bar one from approaching Krishna. Srimad Bhagavatam emphasizes:

                                                                         akamah sarva-kamo va

                                                                  Q. I was wondering if our spiritual relationships or relationships in general carry on to the next life or the spiritual world. Let's say my significant other and me have a loving relationship that is also in the realm of Krishna consciousness, does this mean that we will be always connected in some capacity in future lifetimes? What about brother, sister, mother, father or friends?