We’re trying to enthuse material things with joy. You know we talk it up and say, this is the best!! You know… Party!!! or the best club! Or the best, whatever it is! And we talk it up and kind of psych ourselves into “This is really going to be something!’
But at the end it’s really not, what it’s talked up to be. Therefore we are disappointed. We’re disappointed. The material world is constitutionally like that.
We’re thinking it’s just that we can configure it, ‘I got the configuration wrong’, you know, ‘I got the girl with the blue eyes instead of the brown eyes.’
You know ‘I’m not the kind of person who’s meant to be with blue eyed girls’ and you know just the ‘whole thing is wrong, and you know if it were only Suzy instead of Jane, everything would be different!’
But it’s not like that.
Configure it this way, configure it that way, configure it a third way, any way you configure it the material world is constitutionally unrewarding!
(Jayadvaita Swami 10/2007)