Jayapatākā Swami: You see that is why we chant Hare Kṛṣṇa! That changes our consciousness. And then we see how this material world is a temporary place of suffering. Lord Kṛṣṇa said in the Bhagavad-gītā about this material world, it is – duḥkhālayam aśāśvatam. So we should engage ourselves in Kṛṣṇa’s service. Doesn’t matter where we are, material world or spiritual world, we do the same activities, engage in Kṛṣṇa’s service. And I told the story about the Yamadūtas, we want to give them a vacation, but if we want to give them service, they are ready to do it. Also, Lord Caitanya revealed how by doing devotional service we get transcendental bliss. Animals have āhāra, nidrā, bhaya, maithuna. Human beings have the same plus devotional service. So, the secret is to engage in devotional service not to be an animal. The modern world is just to make animal life more comfortable. Why do the human beings have better, easier life than animals? Because they have extra time to do devotional service.
22-August-2022, ISKCON Hyderabad, India