Srila Prabhupad mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita how Lord Krishna reveals that lust was the cause of our conditioning in material life. Srila Prabhupad portrayed the modern society, the society in the west which is more like a jungle and the competitors are like tigers or lions, where every competition is survival of the fittest. People become so frustrated that they commit suicide. They are misusing information for taking advantage and making more money.
So strong desires, lusty desires are keeping people in this bodily concept of life
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj,
1990, Dec 3rd, SB class, @ Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia