Vedic culture, that how it’s actually meant to take one from death, take one from suffering, take one from animalistic life, and bring one up to the perfectional stage. It’s very practical, perfectional stage means that one should be always happy.
janayaty āśu vairāgyaṁ
jñānaṁ ca yad ahaitukam
That one should be filled with knowledge, be…be…be detached ..from the gross attachments of the material world, from the suffering, and enjoyment which are… tosses one from here to there in the material world, one should be in a very firm position as a human being, not just like the dog, if you throw something, the dog runs. Wherever you throw something it runs, it doesn’t have that type of control. It’s very frivolous, very light, practically speaking, people in the modern age, many of them just like dancing dogs in the hands of sense gratification. They just go wherever they are sent. Even they amass millions, they don’t know how to use it constructively, they think that now the purpose is to somehow, simply live very comfortably and enjoy.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 31st May, SB Class, New Orleans @ USA