We are interested in Krsna, and Krsna can pull us above these modes of material nature. But we will not be free from the influences, and if we have a nature as I described of rajas – sattva or something like that – then we can expect that transcendental knowledge comes in the middle of that. We’ll have years of struggle with our passionate nature. That passionate nature will be there. If we are very much in goodness, then we will slot in more easily in Krishna Consciousness. Immediately in the mind we will be less agitated – more peaceful, but due to the influence of these modes – the agitation may remain.
(Kadamba Kanana Swami, Melbourne, October 2010)