bahunam janmanam ante
jnanavan mam prapadyate
vasudevah sarvam iti
sa mahatma sudurlabhah
"After many births in the material world one becomes intelligent and can see there is nothing in this world so he surrenders to Krishna (God)." (Bg. 7.19) This is the thoughtful persons conclusion.
The desire to enjoy separately from God is being reinforced at every step of our lives. Everywhere we go we are encouraged, "You should do this to enjoy for yourself." You can look in any publication except our Back to Godhead magazine and you will find it is simply, in one way or another, encouraging people to enjoy separately from God. Even the so-called spiritual groups, even the Christian church is encouraging, "You want something? Then come here and pray to God for it." This is also the enjoying spirit, it's not the real mood of a servant of God. The real mood of a servant of God is he wants to please God, he wants to do something for the pleasure of God. This mood should be cultivated within the children born into this world. This is the responsibility parents have to their children.
paras tasmat tu bhavo 'nyo
'vyakto 'vyaktat sanatanah
yah so sarvesu bhutesu
nasyaatsu na vinasyati (Bg. 8.20)
This means beyond this material sky there is the spiritual sky and in the spiritual sky everything we see here is also there but there it is the original pure spiritual form and here what we see is simply a perverted reflection.
Similarly the pleasure we see in the material world, the pleasure we think we will get from a beautiful women, the pleasure we think we will get from a big, important position, the pleasure we think we will get from having a new car or a holiday on some exotic island. This pleasure is just like the pleasure we don't get by trying to enjoy the mango reflected in the water or searching for water in the desert. This is the nature of the material world.