“If we keep strong in devotional service then our transcendental knowledge also remains strong by the mercy of Guru and Krishna. The only thing that keeps us from falling away is transcendental knowledge. The knowledge that this is maya and this is Krishna consciousness, this is fully spiritual and this is material and then knowing how to deal with the material how to deal with this spiritual. So when someone through one means or another loses their transcendental knowledge either due to reducing their devotional service and losing their shelter or due to offences, then once you lose the transcendental knowledge it is very easy to act in a most foolish way.”

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami
13th October 1989
New Talavan farm, Mississippi