“We shall improve our economic condition for more and more sense gratification.” And that is the mistake. People are trying for that. Kamasya nendriya-pritir jivo jiveta yavata [SB 1.2.10]. Yavad artha-prayojanam. Whatever money is required for maintaining, that’s all. And as soon as we increase the so-called standard of happiness by sense gratification, then there is trouble. That is going on all over the world. They want money. They’re not satisfied. “More money. More money. More money.” Why more money?
If you can live comfortably with certain amount of money, be satisfied in that way. Why more? Unnecessary, and increase anxiety. Live very comfortably and be advanced in Krsna consciousness. That is required.
Srila Prabhupada/ Room Conversation with Vrindavan De – July 6, 1977, Vrndavana