The basic idea is everyone wants equal enjoyment, equal opportunity to enjoy. That means everybody is competing to be an enjoyer. Ultimately that is why we are in this material world, is because somehow or another we want to also be an equal enjoyer with God, why should God enjoy more than us? Why should He be the Supreme person? But the original Supreme Person is always original and supreme. There’s nothing you can do about it. It’s not a democratic process. We happen to be His eternal parts and parcel. And in this false position as enjoyers actually there is no happiness. So after getting bored with trying to enjoy in an unnatural situation then maya seeing that we are trying to lose our enthusiasm to enjoy the senses whispers in our ear that you can merge in the existence of the Lord, you can become one with God. Then they become very so called renounced, detached from gross material things but actually their nature is, their condition is to become much more fallen because then, one thing is to be an enjoyer, imitating the Lord, the other thing is to actually want to become one with the Lord. That is a greater offense.
H.H. Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
1984, 10th June, SB class, Ekadeshi lecture.