“In material life, people have a natural taste to hear about so many mundane affairs, but those affairs are actually very dry for the transcendentalist. They’re not interested in hearing any mundane affairs. They only want to hear about the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His devotee, and their exploits. So, just as the materialists, they’re not very interested in the Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, the spiritualists, the transcendentalists are not very interested in the material activities or the stories about those material activities. This is the difference; It’s like night and day. One is interested in spiritual subject matter while the other one is not, and vice versa.”

His Holiness Srila Jayapataka Swami Gurumaharaj
22nd March, 1985
Patna, India