Atlantic City, New Jersey, one of the newest casino cities, draws hopeful vacationers from around the world in all seasons. In their pursuit of happiness, they drive, walk, and run here and there in sprees of gambling, shopping, and dining. Unfortunately, Srila Prabhupada points out, by spending their time and energy in these ways they are "simply spoiling their lives." Rather than using their intelligence to understand Lord Krsna who is seated within their hearts and thus ending their sojourn in this material world, they are misusing their intelligence to become further implicated in the process of transmigration.

The folloeing quotations are from Srimad-Bhagavatam, with translation and purports by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.