The senses are always wanting something, something we don’t have. It’s like a little child, three four years old, wants something: “Give me the moon father, I want the moon! I want the moon! Then how the father can give the moon to the child? He wants something that’s impossible. Later, as they grow up, they know the moon he can’t give me; maybe you can give me this. They start to be a little more realistic in terms of the material sphere. Just like we want things the senses are always demanding, but then we know , that’s not possible , that’s not possible; so by spiritual development, we can see what is really needed.
His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1988, 31st October, SB class @ Atlanta, USA