BE ASSOCIATE TO THE KNOWLEDGEABLE ONES
In order to be acquainted with knowledge and sciences, and to obtain the authentic doctrine of the holy household of the Prophet (peace be upon them) you should associate and speak with those who has suffered and have seen difficulties in religious sciences as it is having a lot of impact. In this respect, from the orders and commandments of the Imams of the holy household of the Prophet (peace be upon them), they have advised us to mingle and associate with those types of people.
Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) said:
Seat and associate with knowledgeable and religious people.
Due to the impact of associating with knowledgeable ones, your knowledge and awareness concerning the reality of religion will be increasing and the words that are coming from right inside you will have impact in people.
Therefore one of the most important ways that has impact in knowing knowledge and sciences is associating with religious and knowledgeable great men so that through that means you will be able to purify your soul by hearing the sayings of the holy household of the Prophet (peace be upon them) from them; because they are the real Shi’a and the true followers of the holy household of the Prophet (peace be upon them) and those who are the real followers of the holy household of the Prophet did not call people towards themselves rather they calls people towards the knowledge, sciences and the Rights of the holy household of the Prophet (peace be upon them).
Then be associated with knowledgeable and religious people so that you will be acquainted with the divine science of the holy progeny of the Prophet (peace be upon them).
 - Bihar al-Anwar volume : 74 page : 196.