“Every one of us has experienced how someone in a completely miserable condition – like a person in traction in a hospital – says “I am fine!” when asked “How are you?”, just because he has slightly less pain since the day before. This is the standard of material happiness.
In His Divine Grace A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s books and lectures, a similar example is often given. From this example one easily realizes that in material life it is not real happiness that is experienced; rather one experiences simply momentary happiness.
Real happiness is not dependent on material situations, is fully satisfying, and can be experienced when in Krishna Consciousness.
When one is able to understand all these truths about material and spiritual life, that is not an ordinary thing. It is only possible by the special mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.”HH Jayapataka Swami From the book: Vrindavane Bhajan
Verse 5 Purport