“Without spiritual practice, without Krsna consciousness, life is very dry, very empty. By trying to please the senses and the mind, there is a very limited kind of happiness that one gets. It’s not that one does not feel happy ; certainly there is happiness in the material world. But that happiness is very infinitesimal, very limited. It’s not enough to satisfy us. We have desires as big as the ocean, but the mind and senses are like small bottles. So you cannot fill the ocean of desire into a small bottle. This is because the senses are limited. The mind is bigger than the senses, but the spirit is even greater than the mind. So if we are spiritually satisfied, the mind and senses are automatically satisfied.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Guru Maharaja

31st October 1988
Atlanta, USA