Based on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 05, Text 21
“I would like to make spiritual advancement, but giving up worldly pleasures is too much of a price to pay for it.” Such thoughts may dissuade us from following the regulative principles that urge us to eschew the anti-scriptural worldly pleasures of meat-eating, gambling, intoxication and illicit sex.
However, Gita wisdom overturns our paradigms about what costs too much; it states that giving up spiritual happiness for the sake of these worldly pleasures is too much of a price to pay. The Bhagavad-gita (5.21) emphasizes that by becoming indifferent to external allurements we can concentrate better on the divine within and relish unlimited happiness thereof.
With Gita wisdom, we become freed from illusion and see reality for what it is: material enjoyment, being inescapably limited by our body’s tiny capacity for enjoyment, can never be more than a drop. And spiritual fulfillment, being derived from connection with Krishna, who is an unlimited ocean of happiness, is truly oceanic, capable of filling and flooding us with happiness forever and ever.