| "On the whole, we are always mixed up with the sattva-guṇa, rajo-guṇa, tamo-guṇa. That is our material position. Therefore sometimes we come to Kṛṣṇa consciousness when we are in sattva-guṇa, again sometimes fall down when tamo-guṇa attacks, rajo-guṇa attacks. So we have to become above these guṇas. Traiguṇya-viṣayā vedā nistraiguṇyo bhavārjuna (BG 2.45). Arjuna advised... Kṛṣṇa advised him that 'You become above these three guṇas'. So how it can be done? It can be done simply by hearing about Kṛṣṇa. This is naistraiguṇyo-sthā ramante sma guṇānukathane hareḥ (SB 2.1.7). If you simply engage yourself only hearing about Kṛṣṇa, then you are nistraiguṇya. This is the process, simple, no other business. So we have given you so many books. Don't sleep. Don't waste a single moment. Of course, you have to sleep. Reduce it as much as possible. Eating, sleeping, mating and defending—reduce it."