The conditioned living entity is satisfied in his own particular species of life; while deluded by the covering influence of the illusory energy, he feels little inclined to cast off his body, even when in hell, for he takes delight in hellish enjoyment.
There is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.
Lord Sri Krsna
Modern civilization is a patchwork of activities meant to cover the perpetual miseries of material existence.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Sri Isopanisad, Mantra 9, purport
Men become strong and stout by eating sufficient grains, but the devotee who simply eats ordinary grains but does not taste the transcendental pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Krsna gradually becomes weak and falls down from the transcendental position.
Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami
Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 25.278
The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyasadeva compiled this Vedic literature [Srimad-Bhagavatam], which is in relation to the Supreme Truth.
Srila Suta Gosvami
It is very much regrettable that unfortunate people do not discuss the description of the Vaikuntha [spiritual] planets but engage in topics that are unworthy to hear and bewilder one's intelligence. Those who give up the topics of Vaikuntha and take to talk of the material world are thrown into the darkest region of ignorance.
The self-effulgent Vaikuntha planets, by whose illumination alone all the illuminating planets within this material world give off reflected light, cannot be reached by those who are not merciful to other living entities.
Sri Maitreya Rsi