1. Maya civilization will be finished

    They do not know that the destination of life is to attain Krsna consciousness. No. They do not know. They think, ‘By increasing motorcars, we shall be happy.’ This is called maya. That will not help. This motorcar civilization will be finished within another hundred years. It has begun, say, for the last hundred years, and after a hundred years, when… The scientists say the petroleum will be finished within fifty years or like that, so, say hundred years, this motorcar will be finished. So anything we manufacture, the so-called empire, so-called material civilization; it is finished, it will be finished. That is another knot only, that we become captivated. So ‘What is this Krsna consciousness movement? We must have three dozen motorcar and three dozen wine bottles and this…’ This is their civilization.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.2.15 — Los Angeles, August 18, 1972