Actually, 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.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1988, 31st October, SB class @ Atlanta, USA