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More You Enjoy, More You Want to Enjoy

Srila Prabhupada says example of a person who eats a lot at home, and goes to restaurant and drinks tea, biscuits, even after being full. It is not that senses are demanding; they are satisfied but the mind is demanding. Senses are just following the commands of uncontrolled mind. What is wrong in this uncontrolled enjoyment? Even Charavaka says the same thing, "Just eat, drink and be merry in life. Live life king size, allowing senses in the direction they want..." that is his philosophy. But then, simply fulfilling all the cravings of the mind is like adding petroleum in fire. The more you add, the more it blazes wild.



Scriptures themselves recommend

isavasyam idam sarvam

yat kinca jagatyam jagat

tena tyaktena bhunjitha

ma grdhah kasya svid dhanam



“Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one should not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong.”



Similarly Vamanadeva tells to Bali Maharaja, "I will only accept what I need. If I am not satisfied with my minimum requirements, then I will not be satisfied even if given wealth of whole world."

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