(Kadamba Kanana Swami, October 2014, Mayapur, India, Siksastakam Seminar: Verses 1&2, Part  1)

Burning material desires may manifest in various ways. One way is that we think of sense objects. Another way may be that we do not think of sense objects – as devotees, we can come to a stage where we do not allow our mind to think of sense objects, so we do not think of sense objects – but then, the blazing fire of material desire manifests in dissatisfaction. And for a long time, we are dissatisfied. When a devotee is not happy it is dangerous because we need happiness. A devotee MUST be happy! This is very important.

We should not just ignore that, su-sukhaḿ kartum avyayam (Bhagavad-gita 9.2). Spiritual life must be joyfully performed; you must have some fun. It is important that everyone, not only the mahabhagavats – the topmost vaishnavas are having all the fun – and for everyone else, it is just duty, duty, heavy duty spiritual life; that cannot not last, for how long can one do so!? Then one will surely embrace the material energy so we must also cultivate some fun.