If we keep strong in devotional service, then our transcendental knowledge also remains strong by the mercy of Guru and Kṛṣṇa. We wonder how is it that senior devotees or older devotees they fall away, but the only thing that keeps us from falling away is transcendental knowledge. The knowledge that this is Māyā and this is Kṛṣṇa conscious, this is fully spiritual and this is material, and knowing how to deal with the material and how to deal with the spiritual.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 13th October, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA