“Sometimes we find that when a devotee associates too much with non-devotees, including one’s own materialistic mind, then one can fall down. You might be surprised that I include mind as a non-devotee, but in the beginning of our devotional service, before the mind is purified, the mind may have so many materialistic thoughts that if we allowed the mind to just go on, that itself could be bad association.”

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja
26th March 1985
Bangalor, India