Exuberantly marketed to us, material existence bewilders its faithful with an underlying mistaken pride that our mind and senses can deliver significant, laudable enjoyment.
To attain a minuscule material happiness, however, we must work arduously, struggle valiantly. Though the outcome is truly fleeting and qualitatively insignificant, nevertheless we become habituated to an insatiable craving—a ceaseless yearning that consumes much of our days and nights. This confusing paradox blinds the best of us.

Devamrita Swami