Just like trying to put an ocean into a bottle, our desires is so great, the body is so limited. Just like tonight we’re have a feast. Some people they like feasts. In fact some people when they taste very good food, actually, their appetite increases .
One time we went to a feast in India our spiritual master was with us he said “I have no appetite.” but they had nice hot, delicious prasadam he said “Just by seeing the prasada my appetite has come.” (laughter) especially by smelling (laughter). So what happens, even though our eyes may be so big, right? Even when our desire is so much but after we finish one or two little plates, we’re already up to here. Even we’d like to eat so much more, but our body doesn’t have that capacity.
It’s an example I am giving, or any material enjoyment, the body has got its limitations but our appetite is more because the appetite is seated in mind which is greater than the body, and the original desire is in the soul, is in the living force, and that is much greater even than the mind.
So, even you absorb yourselves in intellectual activity, just like recently they say that those people who are completely absorbed in computer programming that they become practically speaking impotent for sexual activities. They get so absorbed in their minds, that the women they lose their appetite, men become impotent like that. That means if your mind is completely absorbed, then even your body will becomes satiated for that time, but even then that’s not completely satisfying. Even if you absorb the mind.
Actually until one comes to spiritual platform one cannot achieve full complete satisfaction. So, because the nature of the self, the spirit the living, soul is to be always active, so the natural form of yoga is yoga of action, karma-yoga.
When karma-yoga is purified with love and devotion for God then it becomes bhakti-yoga, or devotional loving yoga. Yoga means to unite, or to link up with the supreme.
So, when that connection is with the Supreme source of all opulences: power, fame, wealth, renunciation, beauty, knowledge, material, spiritual, the source of all happiness, then we actually become completely satisfied. Completely satisfied.HH Jayapataka Swami Bhagavad Gita 3.3-5 June 5th, 1983