*Books are the Basis*

Māyā is very active. She’s always trying to attack. She’s always attacking. Until we get out of this material body, Māyā’s there, waiting to influence us. We can’t expect to be free from Māyā’s suggestions as long we are in this material world. But by studying the books, the lessons of Śrīla Prabhupāda, the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam, Caitanya Caritāmṛta etc., we can distinguish what are Māyā’s suggestions and ignore those suggestions. Reject them. We can learn to distinguish what is Kṛṣṇa suggesting, what the words of sādhu, Guru and Vaisnava …sāstra, sādhu, Guru … and accept those instructions. In this way, we can cross over all the difficulties, because Kṛṣṇa is transcendental to everything material.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj

1989, 20thSeptember, SB class, @ Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK