We sometimes become angry, then we lose our intelligence, we fall down into illusion. Then finish of our spiritual life. So it’s very dangerous to leave the shelter of devotional service. It’s most essential to come up to the platform of transcendental knowledge and remain there. Only Kṛṣṇa can be realized by transcendental knowledge…kevalānu bhavānanda svarūpa… “Your form is sac-cid-ānanda-vigraha and whoever perceives You becomes transcendentally blissful.” So, we can see Kṛṣṇa, we can perceive Kṛṣṇa through devotional service, through serving the Deities, through sankirtan, through different types of devotional service.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1989, 13th October, SB class, @ New Talavan, USA