Sometimes, due to attachment, we fall down from our transcendental position, and we lose the perspective of what we should do and what we shouldn’t do. We become totally under the control of the material modes of nature. This is the danger of being in this material world. Māyā’s so strong, even sages and saints have sometimes become bewildered by the material energy. The only way to remain in transcendental knowledge is through devotional service.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 13th October, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA