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Question: I have very deep rooted desire to enjoy so it hurdles my spiritual desire. How to get desire to serve?

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Jayapatākā Swami: You see everybody wants to enjoy, they want to be happy. But actually, the real happiness is from the spiritual kingdom. In the material world everything is temporary. So it is not possible to get permanent happiness, and to get some happiness we have to get a lot of suffering also. Like, old age, disease, studying, spend so much time to study, if you are working, and other people in your workplace may be envious and they want to screw you so that they can look good, so then can be the General Manager. So we find that Quality Control, Operations, Marketing, they are actually trying to create problem for others. So real happiness that you get is from Kṛṣṇa consciousness. Then you chant and dance. Sometimes Lord Caitanya said one feels so much bliss that they cry, laugh. So like this they feel very happy. Everyone wants to feel happy. But māyā eludes us, she kicks us that we will be happy in material life, that if we have a lot of sense gratification, we will be happy, but actually, that doesn’t give real happiness. So one should use this human birth, to be Kṛṣṇa conscious. So, if you think you are the body, then this deep-rooted desire to enjoy the body will come, but if you realize that you are not the body, then you will try to enjoy by giving pleasure to Kṛṣṇa and by giving Kṛṣṇa pleasure we feel happier.
15-May-2022 Sridhama Mayapur, India