Material viewpoint is something altogether different. There, one is conscious of the bodily needs. One is conscious of the mental needs. One is conscious of everything except serving Krishna. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura said that in this material world, there’s nothing missing. Everything is there for our sense gratification, you see, but the real thing that’s missing is service to Krishna. So, when people are conscious that, “Yes, I should serve Krishna.”, if you say serve Krishna, the atheists will say, “Why serve Krishna? Who is Krishna? How do I know there’s Krishna? Why should I serve Krishna? What will I get out of servin…” There’s so many questions they’ll bring up because they don’t have any understanding of who they are. They have no understanding who is Krishna. They have no consciousness about the importance and the necessity of serving Krishna. That’s why they’re rascals, you see. That’s why they’re most unfortunate.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
Nov 15, 1982 SB @ Nepal.