The world of dissatisfied people
As soon as we start to desiresomething other than pure devotional service, immediately the symptom is, we are going to be in anxiety. The very moment we desire sense gratification, immediately we become filled with anxiety. Then the syndrome of hankering, fearing and lamentation begins. The unfulfilment begin, everything begin, just as soon as we start to desire that I need this object of sense gratification, I need this particular non-devotional thing, whether liberation, or mystic powers or material gratification. So, we are in a world of dissatisfied people, it’s good for the democratic system, to see that their governments roll, because no government can ever perpetually satisfy their citizens, because the citizens are by nature going to always be dissatisfied as long as they are not God conscious. Their senses will never be satisfied, even if you give everything that a person wants, after a short time they will become bored and want something else. So the unlimited desires of the senses, they cannot be gratified like that perpetually.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1986,2nd October, SB class @ New Orleans, USA