The devotee does not remain subservient to any nonessential habit.
you cannot live without eating otherwise we cannot avoid eating. but we only eat krishna prasadam. we eat food offered to krishna. we don’t eat other things. we don’t remain slave to any unnecessary.. we need to sleep so we sleep to rest so we can do more service for Krishna. but these other unnecessary habits these are avoided because they make us artificially subservient to the senses instead of being servant to Krishna.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1987, 25th June, SB class @ Sydney, Australia