If suppose that someone lights a fire and then immediately pours water on it, we would be surprised by such behaviour. But if a person continues doing the same thing again and again then we would be completely shocked by this nonsensical behaviour.
Practicing devotional life but continuing with sense gratification is also a crazy behaviour. Devotional life is like burning fire and getting engrossed into sensual pleasure is like pouring water on the fire. Many a times we want to carry on with sense gratification along with practicing devotional life. But this dual life is not going to bring us any good result. If we are really serious about achieving God then we should endeavour hard to give up all our non devotional attachment. It is not just important to physically restrain ourselves from indulging in sensual pleasure but it is equally important that we completely give up the desire for sense gratification (Bhagavad Gits 6.2).
We need to strive to develop taste for spiritual life else giving up our deep attachment for this material world will become too difficult. One of the easiest ways to achieve this is by dovetailing all our senses in satisfying the Lord. Eyes can be engaged in seeing the beautiful form of the Lord, ears for hearing the beautiful activities and pastimes of the Supreme Lord, tongue in tasting the prasad and in glorifying the Lord and so on. Whatever we look for in the material world is also there in the spiritual life. The only difference is that in the spiritual life we do all activities to satisfy the Lord which in turn fills our heart with deep satisfaction and joy. Whereas if we try to satisfy our senses with material means then it is not going to give us any lasting pleasure and will also take us away from Krishna. We have an opportunity to choose our future – we can accept Krishna’s wisdom words or we can continue acting as per our whimsical desires. The first one will take us to Krishna and the 2nd one will keep us back in this world. Once we reach to Krishna then we can be assured of eternal blissful life, if not then we can continue living in this filthy world.
Bhagavad – Gita 6.2: What is called renunciation you should know to be the same as yoga, or linking oneself with the Supreme, O son of Pandu, for one can never become a yogi unless he renounces the desire for sense gratification.