Unfortunately, in spite of so many people in the world believing, quote, unquote in God, they do not to actually try to come above the bodily conception of life. Therefore, the whole world is, racing, more and more madly after bodily pleasures, bodily comforts, bodily conceptions of life, and as a result, people are becoming more and more materialistic, they become more animalistic, they are becoming more dissatisfied. Daivī hy eṣā guṇamayī mama māyā duratyayā This just proves this sloka, that this material energy is so difficult to overcome. By our own effort we cannot overcome this material energy. We have to have the advice and teaching from Krishna Himself, and Hi… from His representatives.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,