Preserving the benefit of the company of pious

A spiritual aspirant inquired how would it be possible to preserve and increase the beneficial effects accquired in the company of the Shaykh after returning back to usual routine.

Hakim al-Umma Hazrat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi (may Allah have mercy on him) replied,

‘By being regular on your daily practices (ma’moolat) and intermingling less with the people.’

Tarbiyet us Salik, volume 1, page 394