Heavenly planet doesn’t mean that there is a lot of simply gross sense gratification, but the sense gratification there is of a whole… together different standard, and it also has uh… a lot of recognition and glorification of the Supreme Lord is going on, you see, but generally, the difference between any planet in the material world and in the spiritual world, even if the people are devotees, it is the people… the persons living in those particular places, even if they accept God, actually they are materialisti. Their desires are also material, just like Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, apparently one day he was walking along, and all of a sudden he looked up at the moon and pointed and said, “Candralokerbasi bahir mukha ache.” that “The residents of the moon planet are all materialistic. We have to go there and preach to them.” The devotee of the Lord, his idea is how to make all the people, no matter whether they are in heavenly planets or Earth planet, wherever, to make them really God consciousness.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami maharaj
29th Dec 1982, SB class @ Atlanta